A man failed to attend court because of the Thomas Cook collapse, his lawyer claimed.
Ryan Crook’s solicitor David Charnley told a judge that the 26-year-old was missing because he was still stranded in Egypt.
He told District Judge Jane Goodwin sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ court: "He is stuck in Egypt courtesy of the Thomas Cook fiasco.”
“He should have flown back on Monday night.”
Crook, of Livingstone Road, Blackpool, faces four charges of assault, affray, criminal damage - and possession of an offensive weapon - a metal pole.
The judge agreed to adjourn his hearing for a week.