DISGRACED MP Eric Joyce is facing charges of breach of the peace
after being arrested following an incident at Edinburgh Airport, after
one witness said police pinned him to the floor.
The incident, is said to have involved an argument over a mobile phone.
Joyce, who had arrived on a flight from London, is understood to have
left his phone on the plane, and was said to have become abusive to
handling staff agents when he was not immediately allowed to retrieve
Airport staff contacted the police, who the MP was also said
to have behaved aggressively towards, resulting in a scuffle which saw
Mr Joyce end up on the floor before being arrested.
A source said:
“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.
“A whole flight full of people walked past while he was restrained on the ground.”
You really couldn't make it up, at what point will he fall on his sword?