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11 charged with violent disorder after 'mass early-morning brawl in Luton Airport'
15 May 2021, 16:29 | Updated: 15 May 2021, 22:02
11 people have been charged in connection with violent disorder that took place at London Luton Airport.
Video shared on social media showed men punching, kicking and throwing luggage at one another shortly after 8am on Friday morning.
17 people were arrested at the scene.
Bedfordshire Police said 11 men have now been charged with violent disorder and have been released on bail until a future court hearing.
Out of the remaining people arrested five were released with no further action and one was released on bail with conditions.
A police spokeswoman said three people taken to hospital have since been discharged as the injuries turned out to be minimal.
Some of the bystanders tried to break up the footage shows passengers pleading with the men to stop.
The airport has since apologised to those who got caught in the incident.
An airport spokesman said: “We are shocked and saddened by this isolated incident. We take a zero tolerance approach to violence and continue to assist the police with their enquiries.
"We would like to sincerely apologise to any passengers affected.”
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed they are investigating and said: "Police were made aware of a violent disorder at London Luton Airport on Friday (14 May) at 8am.
"Four people were injured, and three were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
"Subsequently, 17 people were arrested and were taken to police custody for questioning.
"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or report online via , quoting reference 52 of 14 May."