Woman jailed for common assault on aircraft
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A woman was jailed yesterday (Thursday) for being drunk and disruptive on a Bristol Airport flight.
Sheila Thompson was sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting to common assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
This related to incidents on a flight from Bristol to Alicante on September 30.
Shortly after take-off Thompson, aged 53, began behaving in a disruptive manner.
Her actions caused the plane to return to the airport shortly after take-off.
When it landed, Thompson, of Hele Road in Torquay, was arrested and subsequently charged.
Police airport commander inspector Barney Gardom said: “We will not tolerate this sort of abusive behaviour and work with the airport to take robust action against disruptive passengers.
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“We will, where possible, take action to put the offenders before the courts.”