EasyJet passenger marched off flight by police after refusing to wear face mask

A "disruptive" passenger was escorted off an EasyJet flight by police after he refused to put on a face mask with the moment caught on video.

The man, who has not been identified, was removed from the plane by police at Glasgow Airport after it arrived from Luton on Sunday (August 30).

In the clip, which was uploaded on Twitter by @Scaretroducing, police officers walk down the aisle before stopping next to a row of seats and asking two people to leave.

"Take your bags," an officer tells them.

Firstly a man with dark hair walks out of the row, followed by a woman with long blonde hair.

They leave the plane in silence and the police officers walk after them.

Both passengers appear to be wearing face masks by the time they are told to leave the plane.

Police Scotland told Daily Star Online a man was given a recorded police warning in connection with a disturbance on the flight.

The passenger refused to abide by new rules stating that all passengers much wear a face mask while onboard, Glasgow Live reports.

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It's not clear if the woman who left the plane was in the company of the "disruptive" passenger.

An EasyJet spokeswoman said: "EasyJet can confirm that police attended flight EZY77 from London Luton to Glasgow on Sunday August 30 due to a passenger behaving disruptively onboard and refusing to wear their face mask.

"In line with new guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face mask for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard.

"EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

"Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard.

"The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority."

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