Notícias 'Aggressive' Jet2 passenger who downed four wines before vile rant says she's 'humiliated'


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Out 5, 2021
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A mum appeared at court after launching a drunken tirade at cabin crew onboard a Jet2 flight.


Lauren Beaumont-Capps, 40, was travelling back from Antalya in Turkey to Manchester at the time of the incident on January 13.

'Aggressive' Jet2 passenger who downed four wines before vile rant says she's 'humiliated'

Lauren Beaumont-Capps, 40, had landed back in Manchester on January 13 when she launched a drunken tirade against members of the cabin crew, demanding to be let off the plane first

The aircraft had landed and was waiting at the stand when Beaumont-Capps became aggressive and subjected two female members of cabin crew to a foul-mouthed rant, Manchester Evening News reports.

Beaumont-Capps, who said she'd had "four wines", demanded to be let off first. Her abusive behaviour reduced one of the women to tears.

A judge at Manchester Crown Court told Beaumont-Capps, from Swinton, Salford, she would have sent her to jail if the flight had been in the air at the time. Recorder Anna Vigars KC said: "It seems to me that alcohol played a very large part in this."

Prosecuting, Keira Shaw said the flight was running about half an hour late. Cabin crew became aware of a "commotion" on row 32 of the plane, where Beaumont-Capps had been sitting with another woman.

The pair had been served six alcoholic drinks during the flight, Ms Shaw said. Beaumont-Capps approached one of the crew as they began to disarm the doors and asked if she could leave through the rear. She was told that she'd have to disembark at the front.

Beaumont-Capps then said: "Get me off this f****** plane. Why have I got to stay on this f****** plane?" Ms Shaw said: "The defendant continued to behave in an aggressive manner, demanding to be let off the plane before any other passengers."

Two members of the cabin crew, Olivia Cammell and Terri Grumbridge, approached Beaumont-Capps and asked her to stop swearing. But the abuse continued. She called the pair "stupid c****" and continued to be "irate".

They alerted the cabin crew manager and decided to call the police. As Beaumont-Capps moved closer towards her, Ms Grumbridge began to "fear for her safety", Ms Shaw said. The plane was "fairly empty" at this point.

"F****** good luck to you," Beaumont-Capps said. "I don’t know what you are going to do because my Dad is a DCI." The court heard her father is not a police officer.

Ms Cammell was "shaking and started to cry" as a result of the situation. Police arrived and arrested Beaumont-Capps on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft, and a public order offence.

Beaumont-Capps, who has no previous convictions, faced a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison after admitting being drunk on an aircraft. Her barrister Oliver Jarvis described the incident as "completely out of character".

He said Beaumont-Capps had been travelling to and from Turkey for a number of months due to "dental affiliate" work she was involved in. Mr Jarvis said she was on medication at the time, and has been "struggling" with mental health issues.

Beaumont-Capps is "embarrassed" by her behaviour and felt "humiliated" after reading the impact of her actions on the cabin crew, he said.

The judge described her actions as "disgraceful" but said there had been "no danger to the flight". She said Beaumont-Capps’ "genuine remorse" and other mitigating circumstances meant she did not have to impose a prison sentence.

She was instead handed a 12 month community order, and ordered to undertake ten rehabilitation activity requirement days with the probation service. She was also told to adhere to an alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement, and pay £425 in costs. Beaumont-Capps pleaded guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

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