British couple are arrested for being drunk in charge of their children at Gibraltar Airport after ‘mother falls over in departure lounge’
- The husband, 54, and wife, 53, were arrested for being drunk at Gibraltar Airport
- Local media reported the couple had their three children with them at the time
- The mother reportedly fell over in the departure lounge leading to the arrests
A British couple have reportedly been arrested at Gibraltar’s international airport for being drunk whilst in charge of three children.
The island’s press says the husband and wife are aged 54 and 53 and were arrested on Sunday night in the departure lounge.
They were due to appear in court yesterday to face a charge of being intoxicated whilst in charge of a minor.
The British couple were arrested by police as they made their way through Gibraltar Airport (pictured)
The Royal Gibraltar Police issued a statement yesterday morning 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.