Brit arrested after touching flight attendants bum as passengers step in

A British bloke was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an air steward on a flight by allegedly "touching his bottom and nipples".

Other passengers were allegedly forced to help restrain him until the plane landed in Majorca, after taking off from Newcastle. Reports suggest he was restrained after touching the alleged victim's bottom and nipples “in a lewd way” during the flight.

The Brit is said to have got up from his seat and approached the flight attendant in an “affectionate way” before things turned lewd, on Friday (September 29).

Police were waiting for the man, believed to be aged around 40, and took him away in handcuffs after radioing for reinforcements after he allegedly became aggressive towards the first officers to arrive. The detainee has not been named.

The suspect was taken to court in the Majorcan capital today (September 30) for a hearing which took place behind closed doors.

Respected local newspaper Ultima Hora reported he initially told the investigating judge he had wanted to play a joke on the air steward but subsequently offered conflicting versions of why he had acted the way he had, which were “incoherent.”

He was released on bail pending an ongoing investigation. It was not immediately clear today if he has been banned from leaving Majorca and had his passport taken away or is free to leave the island while he continues to be probed on suspicion of sexual assault and resisting arrest.

The airline operating the flight has not been named.

Last month a British holidaymaker was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an air stewardess before spitting on her boss on a Jet2 flight from Manchester to Ibiza.

The 42-year-old was held by police after reaching the island. Jet2 confirmed after the arrest it had banned him from flying with them.

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