Man filmed racially abusing woman on Ryanair flight identified, police say

Delsie and Carol appeared on This Morning

Delsie and Carol appeared on This Morning

What was his problem, the senior citizen (who has been identified as Delsie Gayle and who also has arthritis) did not move quick enough for him from her aisle seat so that he could sit near his window seat.

United Kingdom police say that a man who was reportedly filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight has been identified.

She said he threatened to continue verbally abusing her, telling staff: "I do what I want to do".

On Tuesday, Essex Police said it had "worked to identify both parties involved in this incident".

It is believed the incident took place on Ryanair flight FR015 at Barcelona Airport on 19 October, before it left for London Stansted.

David Lawrence, who filmed the man subjecting the woman to a tirade of racist abuse, said that in the age of social media "visual is important" and "now the world knows" what happened. So why did he abuse me for that?

Ms Gayle said her experience has discouraged her from flying with the low-priced airline in future. "I travel a lot, I go to Canada, and no-one has every said those words to me".

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Mrs Gayle, a 77-year-old member of the Windrush generation, said the incident had left her feeling "really depressed". "If I had done that to him, I'm sure they would have called the police".

In fact, she was actually asked to move her seat by a flight attended who (of course) heard nothing and the white man's request was met. Nobody has apologised. We've not had nothing. Check out the following tweets from folk just as outraged as we are.

Mrs Gayle's daughter had arranged the trip in an attempt to cheer her mother up a year after she was widowed.

The incident was described by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, as "totally unacceptable".

The shadow transport minister, Karl Turner, said Ryanair's failure to immediately remove the man from the flight and hand him over to the Spanish authorities could result in no charges being brought. There was no extradition arrangement for an offence of this nature, he said, so there could be no charges unless the man handed himself over to the Spanish authorities.

Ryanair has said it can not comment on the incident as it has been referred to police.

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