Three British tourists arrested after 'harassing gay couple on flight'

Three British tourists arrested after 'harassing gay couple on flight'

The verbal abuse allegedly continued after the flight (Stock image)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Three British tourists have been arrested by Spanish police after allegedly verbally abusing a gay couple during a flight and bus trip.

The Guardia Civil said yesterday (February 21) the suspects "verbally assaulted and mocked the sexual orientation" of the British couple, according to The International Business Times.

This is said to have taken place on a flight to Gran Canaria from East Midlands Airport on February 8 and continued whilst on a bus which was taking passengers to the baggage terminal.

The alleged victims informed the police about the incident and officers then collected information about the trio by looking at plane ticket information and CCTV.

The suspects, who are between 25 and 28 years old, were arrested the next day in Playa del Ingles (the 'English beach').

Their identities have not been released but they are suspected of breaching fundamental human rights by discriminating due to sexual orientation.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.