BROWN GROUNDED

Britain's favourite airline name their least favourite Briton...

Ian Brown has been banned for life from travelling with British Airways.

The singer was jailed for four months in October 1998 for threatening behaviour aboard a flight from Paris to Manchester.

BA decided on the ban apparently because of the severity of the incident and has written to Brown to confirm its decision.

A BA spokeswoman said: “We want to make it clear that we will not tolerate behaviour which puts the comfort and safety of our passengers and crew in danger. We wrote to him last week and told him he was no longer allowed to travel with BA.”

Released from Manchester Strangeways prison on Christmas Eve, Brown is said to be planning to reschedule his cancelled February tour. He has already appeared live with UNKLE performing ‘Be There’ at the NME Premier Shows on Sunday, January 24. But international dates could pose a problem for the singer as he now has a criminal record and will have to apply for special visas to be allowed into certain countries.

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