Police called over smokers at Edinburgh Airport

POLICE were called after two passengers were caught smoking as they boarded a plane at Edinburgh Airport.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 4:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 5:53 pm
Police boarded the Easyjet plane
Police boarded the Easyjet plane

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.

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“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.”