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Manchester Airport: Armed police board TUI holiday flight from Madeira moments after it touched down and arrest man

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Manchester Airport: Armed police board TUI holiday flight from Madeira moments after it touched down and arrest man © Armed police boarded a TUI flight at Manchester Airport moments after it touched down on the runway and arrested a man. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester Airport: Armed police board TUI holiday flight from Madeira moments after it touched down and arrest man © Armed police boarded a TUI flight at Manchester Airport moments after it touched down on the runway and arrested a man. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)

Armed police boarded a TUI flight at Manchester Airport moments after it touched down on the runway and arrested a man

Armed police boarded a holiday flight at Manchester Airport and arrested a suspect moments after it touched down. Passengers watched in shock as a man was escorted off the plane.

The incident happened when the TUI flight TOM2103 landed at Manchester Airport shortly after 6pm on Monday (11 March). The flight had travelled three hours and 40 minutes from Madeira and arrived at Terminal 2. Armed police based at Manchester Airport boarded the Boeing 737 as soon as the aircraft had landed.

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that officers escorted a man off the jet and arrested him in connection with a warrant for an offence in Derbyshire. There was no incident during the flight.

Manchester Evening News reports that another passenger on board the flight, which departed Funchal Madeira Airport in Madeira just after 2pm, said fellow passengers were surprised when they learned there would be a delay before they would be allowed to disembark. The passenger said: “A British male was then seen to be arrested by three police officers from Greater Manchester Police, handcuffed and led away to awaiting police vehicles outside terminal two.” He added that the arrested man was aged in his mid 20s and appeared to be with a group of other men.