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London: An Irish global rights lawyer caught on camera making abusive rants at Air India (AI) crew after she was refused alcohol on a flight from Mumbai to London has been jailed for six months in the UK. Simone Burns, was described as “drunk and obnoxious” during a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court in London on Thursday, where it emerged she spat at a flight atte­n­dant during her foul-mouthed race tirade after she was refused alcohol on the flight in Nov last. “The experience of a drunk and irrational person in the confines of an aircraft is frighten­ing, not least on a long-haul fli­ght, and poses a potential risk to safety,” said Judge Nicholas Wood, as he sent the 50-year-old to prison for six months. —Agencies

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