Dubai-UK: Drunk Man Gets 18 Month-Jail for Groping Air Hostess, Threatening Violence

A passenger on a flight from Dubai to Manchester has been arrested for molesting cabin crew and behaving aggressively.

Mohammed Razaq boarded a connecting flight in Dubai last year. He then proceeded to drink at an “alarming rate”, the prosecutor said during a hearing at the Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Three hours into the flight, the accused became aggressive towards others and quarrelled with cabin crew, refusing to wear a mask, a local media report says. He then proceeded to punch a headrest “like a punching bag” which bent the headrest inwards. This caused £200-worth of damage.

After which he began punching his own hand and then the seat in front of his. His aggressive behaviour caused passengers and staff to worry about their safety. During the eight-hour flight, the accused pinched the behind of a crew member. According to local media, she said the incident left her “terrified”.

He also threatened crew members, telling one he would “bite her nose and ear off” and burn her like Guy Fawkes. While he said that he would knock another’s head off. Razaq then fished out an apple from another passenger’s back and threatened to throw it at other passengers. Shortly after, the accused fell asleep in his seat.

According to a local news report, Razaq was charged with sexual assault; affray; criminal damage; and being drunk on board an aircraft. He admitted all charges at an earlier hearing.


Khaleej Times

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