policing the police

Henry McDonald in the Observer, adds some detail to an incident from 13th April when an EasyJet pilot turned the plane around after passengers started fighting en route to Newcastle from Belfast and, after landing safely, refused to let 10 of those involved back on board. Despite the pilot taking this action, the men, who were, according to the BBC, from Northern Ireland and England – were only given a warning by police at Belfast airport before being released. According to the Observer, it now appears that among the men involved were serving police officers from north-east England.. and no charges have been brought.. yet.