Eric Joyce Arrested Again

He has been nicked yet again, this time over an argument about a mobile phone at Edinburgh airport. It is alleged Joyce got aggressive after staff did not allow him to immediately retrieve a mobile he left on a plane. He was then forced to the ground and handcuffed following a scuffle. The Edinburgh Evening News report:

“The handling agents called the police after a passenger became abusive towards them. When the police arrived the passenger was seen to push one of the officers. The officers attempted to calm him down but he became more and more aggressive and eventually went to grab one of the 
officers. The officers then pushed him up against the desk and down on to the floor, where he was handcuffed. A policeman was on top of him, with his knee at the back of his neck.”

Feels like we’ve been here before…

UPDATE:

UPDATE II: Sources close to Joyce tell Guido his side of the story:

“Left phone on plane, went to bloke at BA counter saying ‘any chance of getting my phone back before the plane turns around & goes back to London?’ Bloke said words to the effect of ‘No, I’m busy’. Eric said ‘But my phone’, bloke said ‘Stop going on or I’m calling the cops’. Eric said ‘please do’, cops arrived, Eric said ‘B******s to this, I’m off’, one cop said Ok, one cop said not so fast. No drink, no hitting, which is nice.”




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