POLICE were called after two passengers were caught smoking as they boarded a plane at Edinburgh Airport.
The men were in the air bridge as they made their way onto the Hamburg-bound Easyjet plane at 3pm on Thursday.
Officers boarded the plane, where the men were warned – but allowed to travel.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police at Edinburgh Airport were made aware of concerns that two passengers were smoking in the air bridge as they headed to board a commercial flight.
“Officers attended and spoke to a group of men regarding their conduct. In consultation with cabin crew, the group were permitted to travel following advice.
“No-one was removed from the aircraft on this occasion and the flight was slightly delayed.”