Ian Brown, whose ‘Unfinished Monkey Business’ album reached Number Four in the UK charts in February, was arrested and charged with a public order offence at Manchester Airport last month.
Brown’s arrest, which has only just come to NME‘s attention, occurred after an incident on a flight from Paris on Friday, February 13.
A spokesman for Manchester Airport Police confirmed that a 36-year-old man had been arrested at the airport after a British Airways pilot radioed ahead for police to meet the flight. Brown was bailed to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on March 13.
His UK label, Polydor, have refused to comment on the incident. BA have also refused to comment until after the court hearing. Brown was travelling in Club Class with other members of his band following a promotional visit to Paris for the album.