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A drunken holidaymaker caused fear and distress in the sky by shouting and swearing during a flight from Spain to Newcastle.

Leech April Wilson was upset when she boarded the Jet2 flight in Alicante along with 187 other passengers and cabin crew. Repeated attempts were made to calm the 58-year-old, who continued to shout and swear, including at two female cabin crew members.

Wilson, of Front Street, Houghton-le-Spring, was given a suspended prison sentence during a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court.

The court heard that when Wilson boarded the flight, which left Spain for Newcastle Airport at 11.25am on November 19 last year, cabin crew noticed she looked upset and asked if she was OK. The hearing was told that her upset and anger was mostly directed at her partner.

Halfway through the flight, a number of passengers complained about her behaviour, saying she was drunk and swearing non-stop, with one member of staff hearing her say “dammit” repeatedly. She was asked to stop but did not. As the cabin crew member walked away, Wilson incomprehensibly said, “Fuck her,” and when told again to stop cursing, replied, “What the hell are you going to do, you stupid little cow.”

The flight manager then approached her to try to calm her down, and Wilson mentioned someone who appeared to be her partner, who she said was taunting her. Wilson looked upset and said, “You don’t understand, dammit, I need a hug,” and tried to grab the flight manager for a hug.

The manager made her a hot drink but Wilson continued swearing and then, as the plane landed in Newcastle, she unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to get out of her seat.

The court heard a number of passengers complained about her and two seated near her were moved to other seats at the start of the flight. After getting off the plane at Newcastle Airport, Wilson was arrested.

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