Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:03 PM The moment Lee Ryan was removed from a BA flight by police after being 'abusive ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:03 PM The moment Lee Ryan was removed from a BA flight by police after being 'abusive ... trends now
Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:03 PM The moment Lee Ryan was removed from a BA flight by police after being 'abusive ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 03:03 PM The moment Lee Ryan was removed from a BA flight by police after being 'abusive ... trends now

Footage has emerged of the moment that Lee Ryan was removed from a British Airways flight at London City Airport by armed police before allegedly being arrested.

The singer, 39, was approached by officers after it was claimed that complaints were made that he was abusive to cabin crew on the plane when they refused to serve him alcohol.

Lee was then allegedly arrested by police on suspicion of public order offences, and was released 12 hours later pending further investigation.

'Can you get off?' Footage has emerged of the moment that Lee Ryan was removed from a British Airways flight at London City Airport by armed police before allegedly being arrested

'Can you get off?' Footage has emerged of the moment that Lee Ryan was removed from a British Airways flight at London City Airport by armed police before allegedly being arrested

In the footage, police can be seen boarding the plane after it flew to London from Glasgow, with one officer asking Lee to exit the flight with them.

Lee asks why he is being asked to leave the flight, but the female officer says they will discuss it later. 

A few seconds later Lee stands up, collects his belongings, and exits the plane.

A source told The Sun: 'It was quite shocking. He'd been irate on the flight and was being abusive and swearing. 

Tense: The singer, 39, was approached by officers after it was claimed that complaints were made that he was abusive to cabin crew on the plane when they refused to serve him alcohol

Tense: The singer, 39, was approached by officers after it was claimed that complaints were made that he was abusive to cabin crew on the plane when they refused to serve him alcohol

'He was just being generally abusive to people. Everyone just thought he was being a fool. He kept asking for more alcohol but they would not serve him. He got up off his seat and he just looked like a fool.'

A representative for Lee Ryan declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. 

During the flight staff are believed to have radioed ahead, prompting a police van to meet the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant on the runway with cops boarding the flight.

After being removed from the flight it's believed that Lee was handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of public order offences, spending the night in a cell.

Ryan has since been released from custody after 12 hours, pending further investigation. 

Drama: Lee was then allegedly arrested by police on suspicion of public order offences, and was released 12 hours later pending further investigation

Drama: Lee was then allegedly arrested by police on suspicion of public order offences, and was released 12 hours later pending further investigation

A passenger, who claimed the incident delayed the flight by 20 minutes, told The Sun: 'He became aggressive with the air hostesses once it became clear he wouldn't get given alcohol.

'At one point he left his seat and started walking up and down the aisle despite being told to sit down — he even ran behind the cabin crew curtains. It

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