This is the moment a Ryanair passenger was bundled off a flight by police officers for allegedly vaping onboard.
A video shows an officer dressed in a black protective cavalier vest standing in the middle aisle confronting the man at Manchester Airport on Saturday.
The officer is shown waving for the passenger to leave his seat, pointing towards the front left-hand door.
A group of eight officers are then filmed huddled around the back of a police van on tarmac after handcuffing the Ryanair passenger.
Officers then put the man in a van before the plane shortly took off to Ibiza.
The man’s friends were reportedly allowed to stay on the flight as the plane jetted off.
Alex Jackson, a barber from Manchester, posted the video on TikTok on Sunday, writing: ‘Bit over the top if you ask me.’
A spokesperson from Greater Manchester Police confirmed Jack Stringer, 23, from Rossendale, Lancashire, was charged with a public order offence.
He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on August 3.
A spokesperson from Ryanair said: ‘The crew of this flight from Manchester to Ibiza, on June 11, called for police assistance ahead of departure after a passenger was found vaping onboard the aircraft.
‘In accordance with policy, smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is strictly prohibited at any time onboard the aircraft and this passenger was removed by police.’
It was only recently a Rangers fan was booted off a Ryanair flight heading to Portugal from Manchester.
Footage shared online showed the passenger, wearing a colourful sombrero and Rangers FC shirt, being escorted off the plane before it had even taken off from Manchester Airport on May 16.
He can then be seen pleading with a police officer on the tarmac to let him back on before holding his head in his hands as he is turned away.
Five more unruly travellers were removed when the pilot was forced to divert to Nantes in France after just an hour in the air.
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