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Friday, 12 September 2014

Man jailed for violent behaviour on air ! Watch your behaviour on air.

Man jailed for violent behaviour on easyJet flight

A man has been jailed for 15 months for hurling abuse at easyJet cabin crew and attacking a police officer who was called by the worried Captain.

Liverpool Crown Court heard yesterday that Michael Warrilow was returning from a trip to Amsterdam on October 21 to Liverpool John Lennon Airport when he turned on cabin staff.

A report in the Liverpool Echo said prosecutors told the court that Warrilow, from Kirkdale, had began 'rummaging around in the flight attendants trolley' and when she told him not to replied: "Drop the f***ing attitude."

As the plane came into land, he was asked to pick up a packet of crisps he had dropped on the floor, and again swore at the crew, saying 'I'm not a f***ing dog, especially not your f***ing dog'.

After another altercation with a male member of the crew, police were called but when an officer tried to arrest Warrilow he struggled so much he broke the policeman's thumb and ligaments.

It took three people to get him into a van and then he began head butting the cage.

The officer who he injured had to undergo a course of surgery and take sick leave.

After first denying the offences, two weeks before his trial Warrilow pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, a public order offence and two charges under the civil aviation act.

The court heard that Warrilow, of Fonthill Road, had 65 previous convictions including disorderly behaviour, resisting police, battery, burglary, assault and affray.

His defence lawyer, Nick Cockrell, said Warrilow was trying to find a job but was struggling with his record.

The Liverpool Echo reported that the Judge Andrew Menary, QC, jailed Warrilow for 15 months, saying: "Your offences and the injury to the police constable were the culmination of a quite appalling episode of violent aggressive and intimidating behaviour displayed by you toward cabin crew of the easyjet flight.

"It must have been intimidating and threatening not just to the cabin crew but other passengers nearby. Travelling on an aeroplane is stressful enough without passengers behaving as you were behaving.

"Travelling on an aeroplane places a special responsibility on passengers to behave. Everyone is placed in a small area high above the ground."
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