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13th Jun 2024

Teenager arrested after assault on woman on flight diverted to Shannon

Simon Kelly

Shannon Airport arrest

The man in his late teens is being held in a Clare Garda station.

A teenager has been arrested by Gardaí after a woman in her 20s was assaulted on a flight diverted to Shannon Airport on Wednesday.

Authorities were alerted following reports of an assault on board a flight from Glasgow to Tenerife, which diverted to the Irish airport.

Gardaí boarded the plane and arrested the man and transporting him to a Garda station in Co. Clare.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Teenager arrested after assault on woman on flight diverted to Shannon

The Sun reports that the man was believed to be drunk and began attacking cabin crew, then needing to be restrained.

In a statement to JOE on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: “Gardaí at Shannon have arrested an individual following an incident on board a aircraft that diverted to Shannon Airport on Wednesday, 12th June 2024.

“Shortly after 5:30pm, Gardaí were alerted following reports of a disturbance on a flight from Glasgow to Tenerife.

“The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport, where Gardaí 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.”

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