Falkirk MP Eric Joyce arrested after airport incident

MP Eric Joyce
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Eric Joyce has been arrested in connection with an alleged breach of the peace at Edinburgh Airport.

Police Scotland have confirmed that a 52-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with an incident on Sunday evening in the airport’s domestic arrivals hall.

A court date has not been set.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport told The Falkirk Herald: “We can confirm that an incident did occur on Sunday evening and an individual was arrested for being abusive and confrontational towards airport staff and police.

“Behaviour of this nature is something we have zero tolerance for at Edinburgh Airport and police officers will act accordingly if the safety of our passengers and employees is put at risk.”

Mr Joyce, who resigned from the Labour Party last year after being arrested for fighting in a House of Commons bar, has been MP for Falkirk since 2000.