A group of disruptive passengers force an easyJet flight from Glasgow to Majorca to be diverted to an airport in France.

A total of 24 people were escorted off the aircraft by police after the flight was diverted to Toulouse on Saturday night.

The aircraft then carried onto Palma, but the delay meant the return flight could not leave on time and passengers had to stay overnight.

An airline spokesman told the Press Association: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6895 from Glasgow to Palma on 21 May diverted to Toulouse due to the disruptive behaviour of a group of passengers on board.

“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always our priority and upon landing the passengers were escorted off the aircraft by police.

“The group comprised of 24 passengers. The matter is currently in the hands of the local police. The aircraft then continued to Palma.

“As a result of the diversion, the crew were unable to operate the return flight to Glasgow as it would exceed their legal operating hours. The flight has been delayed overnight and passengers have been provided with accommodation and meals.

“We would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused by the diversion.

“EasyJet does not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour and will always push for prosecution.”