Leeds couple charged with being drunk on Jet2 plane from Lanzarote

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A couple from Leeds have been charged with being drunk on a plane after an alleged disturbance on a flight back from Lanzarote.

Michael Best, 56, and Doreen Tasker, 63, are charged under Air Navigation Orders – the law governing behaviour on aircraft.

The couple, of Appleton Grove, East End Park, will also face charges of threatening behaviour when they appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

They were arrested in the early hours of Monday, July 20, after their Jet2 flight touched down at Leeds Bradford Airport.

At the time the company’s managing director Phil Ward said: “We will always do everything we can to protect both our passengers and our employees.

“This is vital not just to protect the vast majority of our perfectly behaved customers, but also to look after our own team members.”