A PASSENGER who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight has been identified, police have said.
Footage shows a man calling Delsie Gayle, 77, an ‘ugly black b******’ and telling her ‘don’t speak to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow’ before the flight from Barcelona to Stansted had left on Friday.
Essex Police said: ‘We have worked to identify both parties involved in this incident and passed the information to the Spanish authorities who are leading on this investigation.
‘Our officers will continue to provide assistance where necessary throughout the course of this case.’
Mrs Gayle, from east London, told ITV News: ‘I feel very low. He pays his fare, I pay mine. So why did he abuse me for that? Because of the colour of my skin. If I had done that to him, I’m sure they would have called the police.’ Mrs Gayle said her experience has discouraged her from flying with the low-cost airline in future.
Her daughter Carol, who was with her mother on the flight, criticised Ryanair’s response and claimed they have not yet received an apology. ‘I can’t even watch the video any more, it’s just so upsetting,’ she said.