Passengers prevent deportation of criminal Somali on Heathrow flight

The man who passengers stopped from being deported from the UK is a foreign criminal convicted of serious offences, MailOnline can reveal.

Dramatic video footage captured the moment passengers on a flight from London to Turkey stopped the unnamed man from being deported by demanding he be taken off the plane.

The man had been brought onto the Turkish Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport shortly before it was due to depart for Istanbul on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by four officials.

The footage shows him screaming at the top of his lungs, shouting that he is being separated from his family and being taken to Somalia.