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Rampage of gran ‘too drunk to fly to Dubai for 50th’

‘Red mist’:
Yorston in a
sling as she

A SCHOOL admissions officer kicked a constable in the groin during a foul-mouthed rant after being told she was too drunk to fly on a 50th birthday ‘holiday of a lifetime’, a court was told.

Cabin crew refused to let grandmother Alison Yorston board after she shared a bottle of prosecco with her daughter while waiting in Manchester for her flight to Dubai last June.

The court heard police were called when the company director’s wife pushed ground crew as her bags were offloaded and yelled: ‘They’ve ruined my holiday — I’m going to board that f***ing plane.’

Yorston, whose trip was a present from friends and family, began flailing her arms around and during the struggle fell to the concrete floor, breaking her arm in three places.

Yorston, from Sale, who was wearing a sling, wept at Manchester magistrates court as she was ordered to wear an electronic tag after admitting common assault and a public order offence.

She was convicted of assaulting a policeman following a trial. She was sentenced to a six-month community order and told to pay £735 court costs.

Yorston said she was ‘ashamed’, but denied being drunk and said she tottered because she was in heels. ‘There probably was a red mist. I don’t agree that my own actions led to my misfortune,’ she said.