Barry O'Connell: London man who threatened easyJet staff after being refused alcohol jailed

Barry O'Connell flew into a rage in September

Barry O'Connell flew into a rage in September

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A man has been fined after being convicted of threatening and abusive behaviour on an Easyjet flight between Barcelona and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Barry O’Connell, 42, of Enfield, London, had been travelling on the flight on the afternoon of September 19 this year. 

Cabin crew repeatedly told O’Connell to stop using his mobile phone during his flight and refused to serve him alcohol at which point he flew into an abusive rage.

Merseyside Police were contacted and when the aircraft landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport officers boarded the aircraft and spoke to crew who pointed out O’Connell. He was arrested, taken into custody and later charged. 

He was convicted earlier this month at Liverpool magistrates court of threatening and abusing behaviour on the flight and ordered to pay a fine of £1000 and £700 in costs.

Inspector Bob Daly said: "The safety of passengers and crew on aircraft flying into and out of Liverpool airport is of paramount importance. 

"We work closely with our partners at the airport and airlines to attend any calls from cabin crew of people being aggressive or abusive on flights.

"Hopefully this serves as a lesson that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated."