Brit couple, 54 and 53, ‘arrested at Gibraltar airport for being drunk in charge of three kids’ after mum ‘falls over in departure lounge’


A BOOZED-up British couple were arrested last night at Gibraltar’s airport for being drunk while in charge of three children, it has been reported.

Police detained the pair at the travel hub after the woman, 53, had fallen over in the departure lounge, local media reports.


An unnamed British couple have been arrested for being drunk at Gibraltar airport while in charge of three kids[/caption]

Both the woman and her husband, 54, were due to appear in court today to face a charge of being intoxicated whilst in charge of a minor.

According to Rock Radio, the Royal Gibraltar Police issued a statement saying:  “A 54-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, both British nationals, were arrested yesterday evening for being intoxicated whilst in charge of a child.

“Police were called to the Gibraltar International Airport to assist a GHA ambulance crew who were having difficulties with a female passenger who had fallen over in the departures lounge.

“On arrival, the officers noted that the female and her husband, who were due to fly out later that night with their three young children, were both intoxicated.

“Both individuals were arrested for being intoxicated whilst in charge and of a child and conveyed to New Mole House police station.

“Emergency Police powers were executed and the three children were taken into police care and subsequently accommodated with Social Services.

“Both individuals have been charged with being intoxicated while in charge of a child.

“The female has been additionally charged with criminal damage. ”

It is understood the family were due to flight out of Gibraltar but neither their destination or airport have yet been revealed.

Gibraltar police have been contacted to confirm the arrests.

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