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Boy band star arrested after plane rampage

The singer from British boy band Blue is said to have been abusive to cabin crew and refused to sit when they would not serve him a drink.Blue enjoyed a string of hit singles and three UK number one albums in the early noughties, and two platinum-selling songs in Australia with the hits All Rise and Too Close. Passengers claim Ryan, 39, became disruptive during the flight from Glasgow to London City, delaying it by 20 minutes as he was arrested after it landed.One passenger said: “Never mind singing with Blue, he turned the air blue with his language.“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 was crazy behaviour.”Another said: “The way he acted was really intimidating.”Cabin staff radioed ahead and cops boarded the BA flight in London on Sunday.They arrested Ryan on suspicion of public order offences.He was handcuffed and bundled off the jet into a waiting police van on the runway.He spent the night in a cell and was finally released yesterday pending further investigations after spending well over 12 hours in custody.The Met Police said: “At around 16.40hrs on Sunday, 31 July, officers met a flight that had arrived at London City Airport from Glasgow.“A 39-year-old man was arrested for a public order offence. He was taken into custody at an East London police station and was released under investigation the following day.”Ryan formed the boy band in 2000 with Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe. They have sold 14 million records.This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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