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Passenger bitten on BA flight from Dubai to Heathrow

Christopher McNerlin is attacked while helping crew members subdue another passenger on aircraft

Passenger bitten on BA flight from Dubai to Heathrow

A man was bitten while helping crew members subdue another passenger on a British Airways flight from Dubai to Heathrow, it was reported on Monday.

Christopher McNerlin, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was on flight BA0104 on Friday when he was bitten on the arm and needed hospital treatment, according to the BBC.

The Metropolitan Police said a 21-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and being drunk on board an aircraft.

The BBC said McNerlin posted pictures of the bite mark to social media, along with one of himself giving the "thumbs up".

He wrote: "That time when you help restrain and handcuff a nutter at 40,000ft. He bites you, but it's all OK because Captain Kendal lets you sit in the cockpit."

British Airways thanked McNerlin for his help and said the matter was being dealt with by the police.

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