A man, described by the Independent rather heartlessly as an ‘illegal immigrant’ was rushed to hospital after cutting hs throat while being forcibly removed on a Virgin Atlantic passenger flight to Jamaica yesterday.
A spokesman for the UKBA said an investigation had been launched into the incident. which occurred on board a Boeing 747-400 carrrying some 450 passengers.
A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic said “The safety and welfare of our crew and passengers is Virgin Atlantic’s top priority. Virgin Atlantic is offering counselling support to passengers and crew.”
Passengers were offered hotel accommodation for the night.The injured man was treated in hospital, and is now in an immigration detention centre.