Air rage at Gatwick on the rise

Air rage at Gatwick on the rise

Air rage incidents at Gatwick are on the increase, according to figures obtained by the BBC today.

The number of incidents dealt with by police has risen from 50 to 58 in the last year.

Including incidents on the ground, police dealt with an average of 10 incidents a week between January and March this year.

In the last year, there were 52 arrests and 63 passengers were refused the right travel.

Sussex Police have launched a crackdown on "disruptive passengers".

A spokeswoman from Gatwick said: "We support policing activities at airports and particularly a zero tolerance approach. It's important to remember that as a percentage, the number disruptive passengers is very small."

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