13/10/2016 10:42 BST | Updated 13/10/2016 15:24 BST

RyanAir Passenger Fined €3,000 For Pooing On Runway

He was described as being in a 'state of mild agitation'

A British tourist has been fined €3,000 after defecating on an Italian runway, shortly after disembarking from a plane.

The 68-year-old had flown from Manchester to Brindisi with RyanAir when he lowered his trousers, for which he was charged with “acts contrary to public decency”, local paper Brindisi Report writes.

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Mercifully there are no pictures of the incident 

The man, who was described as being in a “state of mild agitation”, was unable to provide an explanation for why he couldn’t wait until he had reached a toilet, the Local reports.

A spokesman for RyanAir told Huffington Post UK: “An individual was detained by local police at Brindisi Airport (30 Sep). This is a matter for local police.”

In Britain, a person who urinates or defecates in any public place other than in a lavatory commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine equating to around £1,000.