Ian Brown has been belatedly charged after his February arrest at Manchester Airport...

Ian Brown has been formally charged with threatening and abusive behaviour following his arrest after an alleged altercation with Manchester Airport workers.

The charge arises from an incident in February in which it is alleged the former Stone Roses’ singer scuffled with airport staff and made verbal threats to a British Airways captain and stewardess during and after a flight from Paris to Manchester. He will appear at Manchester’s City Magistrates’ Court on October 22 and 23.

His defence team have called another pre-trial hearing (his third) for next month in order to hear from more witnesses. A court source informed NME: “Whatever happens at the pre-trial, he’ll have to attend court in October.”

Brown has not made an appearance at any of the pre-trial reviews.