Drunk yob headbutted Ryanair staff on flight who downed 3/4 of vodka bottle

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A man was arrested after launching an abusive and drunken tirade at cabin crew on a Ryanair flight to Manchester Airport, as shown in a shocking video.

Daniel Hendry, 24, was causing chaos onboard the plane from Tenerife after he was found to have drunk three-quarters of a bottle of vodka.

After refusing to wear a face mask, Hendry told stuff: "F*** off, I’m going to punch you, going to smash your head in," Manchester Evening News reports.

He then headbutted a member of staff before "stroking" a female staff member’s arm and trying to hug her, Manchester Magistrates Court heard.

Upon landing, Hendry, of no fixed abode, was arrested which was captured on camera by one of the passengers.

Prosecutor Janice Vallancee told the court that on January 29 of this year, Hendry was kicking off one hour into the Ryanair flight from Tenerife South and was moved to the back of the plane.

"He then became abusive with staff saying: 'f*** off, I’m going to punch you, going to smash your head in'

"He became aggressive with one of the cabin crew, Samuel Proietti, who was unable to hear some of the comments he was making due to his strong accent.

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"He then headbutted Mr Proiretti, not making full contact though as he moved his head out of the way but Hendry connected with the right side of his face, but caused no visible injury."

The Crown said that not only did he "put himself at risk", but he also "put the plane full of people at risk".

Speaking to the M.E.N, fellow passenger Brian Yim said: "I wasn't sat next to him but the passengers next to him were quite troubled.

"I'm not sure what he was saying – it was gibberish, telling people to 'f*** off'.

"Cabin crew came to calm him down. He tried to fight them."

Mitigating, his defence solicitor Rebecca Wrack said: “He is 24, he had resided in Tenerife and was returning back to reside with his girlfriend who lives in Liverpool.

"He falls on his sword and is remorseful.

"Unfortunately, he has little memory of what took place on that plane.

"On hearing what has happened he is deeply remorseful."

Pleading guilty to entering an aircraft when in drink, criminal damage and assault, Hendry will next appear before Minshull Street Crown Court for sentencing next month.

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