THREE British tourists have been arrested after alleged homophobic abuse of two other British holiday makers on a flight to Spain.

Police arrested the Brits following a flight from the East Midlands to Gran Canaria ‘for a suspected crime against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution’.

The trio, aged between 25 and 28, are said to have started to mock the gay couple during the flight and continued till luggage collection.

Due to a detailed description given by the pair to the Guardia Civil, the three suspects where found to be staying at a resort in Playa del Inglés.

No further details of the airline, people involved or charges have been released.