Air rage woman is warned if she re-offends it could land her in jail

Air rage woman is warned if she re-offends it could land her in jail

A WOMAN involved in an air rage incident at Belfast International Airport has been warned if she re-offends she could go to jail.

District Judge Nigel Broderick was speaking to Pauline Girvan (51), of Gordonstown Avenue, Larne, who appeared via video link from her solicitor's office at Antrim Magistrates Court - sitting in Ballymena - on Tuesday.

Judge Broderick said he would defer sentence until next January because the defendant had recently been put on Probation and he wanted to see how the current Probation Order goes.

The judge said the sentencing related to police being called to an incident on a plane at the airport when Girvan then assaulted officers.

Judge Broderick said it was a "serious offence" and told the defendant she must not re-offend and also had to engage with her current Probation Order.

The judge added: "If you do that you will avoid custody. If you don't then you run the real risk of going to prison."

The defendant previously pleaded guilty to behaving in a ‘threatening, abusive, insulting or disorderly manner’ towards an aircraft crew member in relation to March 7, 2020.

She also admitted assaulting two police officers and being disorderly at the airport.