Drunk Darlington louts caused "misery" on passenger flight

STAG RETURN: Louts caused misery on Jet2.com flight

STAG RETURN: Louts caused misery on Jet2.com flight

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AIRLINE passengers has to endure a nightmare flight with two drunken louts returning from a stag weekend - one of whom bared his buttocks, a court heard.

During the Jet2.com flight from Budapest to Leeds Bradford Airport, Colin George Courtney and Barry John Hogan from Darlington continually shouted and swore.

They refused to be quiet during the safety demonstrations and left their seats with the warning signs still on.

Louise Pryke, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court yesterday (August 15) they used “foul and abusive language” in front of children and the elderly and many passengers asked to move.

She said 36-year-old Hogan made crude sexual remarks to a woman passenger and continued swearing, despite the pair being warned by the crew.

Courtney, whose said he had spilled drink down his trousers then took them off and as he walked down the aisle pulled his boxer shorts down, exposing his buttocks.

Miss Pryke said as their loutish behaviour continued for the next 90 minutes a decision was taken to issue them with a warning letter and to ask for their passport details.

However, Hogan screwed his letter up and told cabin staff: “You can’t do anything to me”.

Courtney, aged 28, also refused to give his details. The pair then argued among themselves and almost came to blows.

Police were alerted and officers waiting on the tarmac found them “extremely intoxicated” .

Hogan told them: “I don’t give a f****, it will be a £50 fine and I will be out in the morning," said Miss Pryke.

Katherine Robinson, for Courtney, said: “This was undoubtedly unpleasant and foolish behaviour.”

“He is and has been throughout his adult life a hard working family man, whose fiancée, now his wife was extremely distressed to hear what had happened.”

Tim Capstick for Hogan said he had written an apology to the airline and was in employment.

Courtney, of Ruskin Road, and Hogan, of Parkside, both Darlington were each given 16 weeks in prison suspended for two years with 150 hours unpaid work and an £80 victim surcharge after admitting being drunk on an aircraft.

Recorder Paul Isaacs told the pair: “Your behaviour was loutish, it was unpleasant, it must have made other passengers flight a misery.”

“In day to day life people can avoid drunken loutish behaviour but when you’re on a plane on the way back from Budapest and people behave like this you can’t.”

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8:53pm Fri 15 Aug 14

JJTOP2 says...

You've got to ask - who let the drunken buttock exposers board the plane?
You've got to ask - who let the drunken buttock exposers board the plane? JJTOP2
  • Score: 73

9:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Equity1 says...

They weren't that far off £50 fine and nothing much else ? Makes a mockery of justice - should have removed passports and airline should be compensating every decent passenger as they should never have been allowed on . Solicitors earned a few quid so we all alright !
They weren't that far off £50 fine and nothing much else ? Makes a mockery of justice - should have removed passports and airline should be compensating every decent passenger as they should never have been allowed on . Solicitors earned a few quid so we all alright ! Equity1
  • Score: 110

9:28pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Teesflyer says...

To quote Rab C Nesbit: "scum in the sun"
To quote Rab C Nesbit: "scum in the sun" Teesflyer
  • Score: 57

7:25am Sat 16 Aug 14

Just Sayin says...

Skerne Parks finest
Skerne Parks finest Just Sayin
  • Score: 78

7:47am Sat 16 Aug 14

alancycle says...

At least they will have made that airlines blacklist
At least they will have made that airlines blacklist alancycle
  • Score: 30

9:06am Sat 16 Aug 14

stevegg says...

Bring back public birchings, its the only deterrant these oxygen thieves will undestand, humiliation.
Bring back public birchings, its the only deterrant these oxygen thieves will undestand, humiliation. stevegg
  • Score: 76

9:20am Sat 16 Aug 14

reasoned view says...

Should have been jailed and banned from flying by every airline. There is no deterrent for scum like this. Bet they are back collecting scrap around Darlington now
Should have been jailed and banned from flying by every airline. There is no deterrent for scum like this. Bet they are back collecting scrap around Darlington now reasoned view
  • Score: 83

10:53am Sat 16 Aug 14

Tregeor says...

Well he was almost right wasn't he? Said he wasn't bothered 'cos it was only a £50 fine but had to pay only £80. Surely the judge could have fined them more than this? I would have thought £500 would have been fair.
Well he was almost right wasn't he? Said he wasn't bothered 'cos it was only a £50 fine but had to pay only £80. Surely the judge could have fined them more than this? I would have thought £500 would have been fair. Tregeor
  • Score: 62

12:45pm Sat 16 Aug 14

JJ2000 says...

Surely the abusive attitude and the unwanted exposure could have led to a sexual assault charge as it was deliberate with the full knowledge that people would see.

In the U.S. they'd be doing 5 years and find themselves on the sex offender register!
Surely the abusive attitude and the unwanted exposure could have led to a sexual assault charge as it was deliberate with the full knowledge that people would see. In the U.S. they'd be doing 5 years and find themselves on the sex offender register! JJ2000
  • Score: 61

3:28pm Sat 16 Aug 14

asiot66 says...

What a set of k**bs Airlines should do a "pub watch" style thing and ban them both from flying anywhere again .. See how they like that
What a set of k**bs Airlines should do a "pub watch" style thing and ban them both from flying anywhere again .. See how they like that asiot66
  • Score: 39

4:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pheasant_plucker says...

what use are these worthless pieces of **** to society?
They will never contribute to the good of the whole and should be wiped from existence for the good of us all.
The sooner their sub human brains can be genetically eradicated the better.
what use are these worthless pieces of **** to society? They will never contribute to the good of the whole and should be wiped from existence for the good of us all. The sooner their sub human brains can be genetically eradicated the better. pheasant_plucker
  • Score: 50

6:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

spragger says...

The North east again
Do you not see it?
The North east again Do you not see it? spragger
  • Score: -25

10:39pm Sat 16 Aug 14

stevegg says...

Problem is these type of lawless, untouchable, ferral, waste of space, selfish, arrogant, irresponsible, underclass are outbreeding the decent folk in society. And with a justice system that puts their rights above ours it does not bode well for the future. If you think things are bad now give it another couple of generations and we will be in the minority in an archaic country where the srongest survives.
Problem is these type of lawless, untouchable, ferral, waste of space, selfish, arrogant, irresponsible, underclass are outbreeding the decent folk in society. And with a justice system that puts their rights above ours it does not bode well for the future. If you think things are bad now give it another couple of generations and we will be in the minority in an archaic country where the srongest survives. stevegg
  • Score: 63

12:11pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rolemodel1234 says...

JJ2000 wrote:
Surely the abusive attitude and the unwanted exposure could have led to a sexual assault charge as it was deliberate with the full knowledge that people would see.

In the U.S. they'd be doing 5 years and find themselves on the sex offender register!
What do people expect on budget airlines ......... Pay peanuts ...... Get monkeys.........
[quote][p][bold]JJ2000[/bold] wrote: Surely the abusive attitude and the unwanted exposure could have led to a sexual assault charge as it was deliberate with the full knowledge that people would see. In the U.S. they'd be doing 5 years and find themselves on the sex offender register![/p][/quote]What do people expect on budget airlines ......... Pay peanuts ...... Get monkeys......... Rolemodel1234
  • Score: -25

12:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rolemodel1234 says...

If these 2 lads where as drunk as the airlines said they were ..for 1 .. They shouldn't of been allowed on the plane in the first place. . And 2 the air stewardess shouldn't have served them more alcohol . I do not agree with these 2 lads behaviour but it just goes to show what people with authority can do when they use it as a weapon . This all could have and would have been avoided if the airline and more so the air stewardess done there job properly.... ....
If these 2 lads where as drunk as the airlines said they were ..for 1 .. They shouldn't of been allowed on the plane in the first place. . And 2 the air stewardess shouldn't have served them more alcohol . I do not agree with these 2 lads behaviour but it just goes to show what people with authority can do when they use it as a weapon . This all could have and would have been avoided if the airline and more so the air stewardess done there job properly.... .... Rolemodel1234
  • Score: 11

12:33pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rolemodel1234 says...

Rolemodel1234 wrote:
If these 2 lads where as drunk as the airlines said they were ..for 1 .. They shouldn't of been allowed on the plane in the first place. . And 2 the air stewardess shouldn't have served them more alcohol . I do not agree with these 2 lads behaviour but it just goes to show what people with authority can do when they use it as a weapon . This all could have and would have been avoided if the airline and more so the air stewardess done there job properly.... ....
You tend to find there is always two sides to a storey , but sometimes people are just to thick to understand, especially the ones who have nothing better to do than sit in the house and moan and complain about anything and everything .
[quote][p][bold]Rolemodel1234[/bold] wrote: If these 2 lads where as drunk as the airlines said they were ..for 1 .. They shouldn't of been allowed on the plane in the first place. . And 2 the air stewardess shouldn't have served them more alcohol . I do not agree with these 2 lads behaviour but it just goes to show what people with authority can do when they use it as a weapon . This all could have and would have been avoided if the airline and more so the air stewardess done there job properly.... ....[/p][/quote]You tend to find there is always two sides to a storey , but sometimes people are just to thick to understand, especially the ones who have nothing better to do than sit in the house and moan and complain about anything and everything . Rolemodel1234
  • Score: -12

12:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rolemodel1234 says...

JJTOP2 wrote:
You've got to ask - who let the drunken buttock exposers board the plane?
That will have to be down to the budget airline , but a better question would be , who was the staff who served these ppl more alcohol to fuel there behaviour ??????
[quote][p][bold]JJTOP2[/bold] wrote: You've got to ask - who let the drunken buttock exposers board the plane?[/p][/quote]That will have to be down to the budget airline , but a better question would be , who was the staff who served these ppl more alcohol to fuel there behaviour ?????? Rolemodel1234
  • Score: 9

6:29am Mon 18 Aug 14

Working Smoggy says...

Its about time people convicted of this sort of behaviour had there passports suspended for a period of time. Why should the rest of us suffer from this sort of behaviour. A passport should be seen as a privilege not another civil right.
Its about time people convicted of this sort of behaviour had there passports suspended for a period of time. Why should the rest of us suffer from this sort of behaviour. A passport should be seen as a privilege not another civil right. Working Smoggy
  • Score: 19

10:12am Mon 18 Aug 14

annier00nie says...

Why on earth were they allowed on the plane to start with, I thought airlines had stringent rules about people being drunk!! Obviously I thought wrongly!!!!!!
Why on earth were they allowed on the plane to start with, I thought airlines had stringent rules about people being drunk!! Obviously I thought wrongly!!!!!! annier00nie
  • Score: 16

7:57am Wed 20 Aug 14

somethinginsidesostrong says...

I think "mooning" ought to be an offence anyway. A couple of weeks ago in the Aldi car park at Darlington a robust traveller child 10 - 13 yrs of age was shouting and mooning his bare backside to all who entered and exited the car park. I was waiting in the car and found this ceaseless sexualised behaviour offensive. And let it be known it was ladgful, so they took off.
I think "mooning" ought to be an offence anyway. A couple of weeks ago in the Aldi car park at Darlington a robust traveller child 10 - 13 yrs of age was shouting and mooning his bare backside to all who entered and exited the car park. I was waiting in the car and found this ceaseless sexualised behaviour offensive. And let it be known it was ladgful, so they took off. somethinginsidesostrong
  • Score: 7

4:56pm Sat 23 Aug 14

tabby67 says...

And they always way sorry to try to get off and get a cheaper fine?
They have probably had a god old laugh with their mates down the pub getting sloshed again !

I agree with a comment made earlier firstly they shouldn't have let them on the plane if they were sloshed and secondly stop serving them alcohol full stop!
I actually believe airlines should not sell alcohol on a plane anyhow not much room for maneuver if things go wrong up there is there?
If passengers cant get on a plane for a few hours without having alcohol there is something wrong!
AIRLINES NEED TO TAKE SOME OF THE BLAME TOO STOP SELLING IT!!
As for the comment about a pattern of the north east not all of us behave like that stop judging everybody the same you idiot!
And they always way sorry to try to get off and get a cheaper fine? They have probably had a god old laugh with their mates down the pub getting sloshed again ! I agree with a comment made earlier firstly they shouldn't have let them on the plane if they were sloshed and secondly stop serving them alcohol full stop! I actually believe airlines should not sell alcohol on a plane anyhow not much room for maneuver if things go wrong up there is there? If passengers cant get on a plane for a few hours without having alcohol there is something wrong! AIRLINES NEED TO TAKE SOME OF THE BLAME TOO STOP SELLING IT!! As for the comment about a pattern of the north east not all of us behave like that stop judging everybody the same you idiot! tabby67
  • Score: 4

10:34am Wed 27 Aug 14

ursibear says...

Scum of the Skerne. The judge should have been on the aeroplane at the time - eyes open.
Scum of the Skerne. The judge should have been on the aeroplane at the time - eyes open. ursibear
  • Score: 6

10:42am Wed 27 Aug 14

James7001 says...

Yet another soft sentence from these bleedingheart liberal judges!!
Yet another soft sentence from these bleedingheart liberal judges!! James7001
  • Score: 5

10:16am Fri 5 Sep 14

Spy Boy says...

James7001 wrote:
Yet another soft sentence from these bleedingheart liberal judges!!
To be honest, the law needs to be a bit more realistic. The whole idea of a deterrant is to deter these people from doing this again.

They may yet find their behaviour has the effect that they will not be able to get flights booked in the future.
[quote][p][bold]James7001[/bold] wrote: Yet another soft sentence from these bleedingheart liberal judges!![/p][/quote]To be honest, the law needs to be a bit more realistic. The whole idea of a deterrant is to deter these people from doing this again. They may yet find their behaviour has the effect that they will not be able to get flights booked in the future. Spy Boy
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Sun 7 Sep 14

fuzzey says...

The answer is simple throw them out what they could expect in any pub or club .
The answer is simple throw them out what they could expect in any pub or club . fuzzey
  • Score: 3

11:16am Sat 13 Sep 14

greenfinger says...

That sentence is similar to a drink driving one. It's quite hefty tbh, tho I do agree with it. It's not very nice being caught in the middle of all this.
That sentence is similar to a drink driving one. It's quite hefty tbh, tho I do agree with it. It's not very nice being caught in the middle of all this. greenfinger
  • Score: 0

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