QUICK-THINKING cops were last night hailed heroes - for dishing out chocolate to starving passengers on a stranded jet.
The delayed Ryanair jet - packed with 160 travellers - was trapped on the runway at Prestwick Airport for six hours.
Desperate families begged cabin crew for drinks as their children grew dehydrated in the stifling heat.
But staff refused to help - and just one bottle of water was brought on board for the pilot.
Police were eventually called to the stricken jet - delayed because of an air traffic control strike in France - as tempers flared.
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