Teenager arrested after woman 'assaulted' on Glasgow flight to Tenerife

A woman in her 20s was assaulted during the flight which had to be diverted to Ireland.

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A teenager has been arrested after a woman was allegedly assaulted on a plane heading from Glasgow to Tenerife which had to divert to Ireland.

The youth, understood to be from Motherwell, allegedly assaulted a woman in her 20s during the flight on Tuesday.

Police in Ireland said they were alerted shortly after 5.30pm to reports of a “disturbance” on the Jet2 flight.

The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport in County Clare.

An Garda Siochana said in a statement: “The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport, where Gardai boarded the plane.

“During the incident, a woman in her 20s was assaulted.

“A male in his late teens was arrested in connection with the incident under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997.

“He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at a Garda station in County Clare.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

The man who has been arrested is understood to be from Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Jet2 said a standby aircraft and crew was immediately flown to Shannon Airport to take customers to Tenerife.

The firm apologised to customers for the delay and pledged to fully support the investigation.

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