Drunk Ryanair passenger called air stewardess ‘white fat b****’ in mid-air rant

A Ryanair passenger called an air stewardess a white "f***ing fat b****" in a torrent of abuse after necking four Jack Daniels and coke.

Mohammed Shiraz Riaz, 40, had been drinking on a flight from Marrakech to Liverpool on July 15, 2019, when he became aggressive towards crew member Jelena Zuravska after being refused more alcohol.

Other passengers had to be moved away from him and one threatened to punch Riaz due to vile abuse given to Ms Zuravaska, reports Liverpool Echo.

The stewardess became so worried that she gave a note to the plane’s captain to arrange for police to meet them at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Riaz was accused of being drunk in an aircraft and assaulting an emergency worker and was found guilty in his absence at Wirral Magistrates Court after he failed to attend, claiming he had to self isolate.

The Bench issued a warrant for his arrest not backed for bail.

Ms Zuravska gave evidence in the trial, saying that when Riaz asked for another drink she said she was busy and as he went to the toilet he was was heard to mutter "f***ing fat b**** stewardess".

Ms Zuravska said: "I remained professional and suggested that he sit down and have something to eat.

"At this point I made the decision not to serve him any more alcohol, I didn't want to make the situation any worse."

Riaz did sit for a while but was "persistently" asking for more alcohol, the court heard.

She said: "I said no and he became more aggressive and loud. He started verbally attacking me personally, saying 'who f***ed your mother fat stewardess white b****'.

"I tried to remain as calm as I could and be professional for the safety of the other passengers. I just felt he was trying to provoke me."

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She said: "He seemed to have a real hatred towards women. As he became more aggressive towards me and more vocal, other passengers stepped in to try and calm the situation.

"One even wanted to punch him on my behalf."

Ms Zurvaska said that Riaz used the safety announcement she made during the descent as "an opportunity to further humiliate me" as he shouted "look at that fat f***ing b****" and blew raspberries shouting "look she's farted".

Andrew Downie, prosecuting, read a statement from Guerino Ferrara, another member of the cabin crew, who described Ms Zurvaska as "strong", "very professional" and "friendly".

Mr Ferrara confirmed Riaz repeatedly called Ms Zurvaska a "white fat b****".

He said passengers seemed "saddened" for the woman and "compassionate to what she was saying".

Mr Ferrara said Ms Zurvaska asked her male colleague to stay with her at the front of the plane as "she was scared".

PC Michael Ireland explained that when the doors of the plane opened he could see Ms Zurvaska "clearly upset" with Riaz "standing behind her holding a black holdall".

PC Ireland said Riaz claimed: "I've done f*** all wrong that fat b**** has called you to make me look stupid."

While in the police car PC Ireland said Riaz was "irate" and continued to rant about the stewardess but amid his "bizarre" behaviour would switch quickly to telling jokes.

The court heard that as there was no cage in the back of the car PC Ireland sat next to Riaz who "bounced backwards and forwards".

When PC Ireland attempted to restrain him Riaz bit him on the arm.

In a police interview he admitted being drunk and said he had also taken two Tramadol and two Ibuprofen tablets. He also claimed the claims against him had been exaggerated.

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