Drunk Sheffield holidaymaker removed from flight

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A woman who was drunk before she set off for a holiday in the sun had to be forcibly removed from a plane at Robin Hood Airport.

Emma Louise Tuttle, who has a recent drink-drive conviction, missed her flight to Tenerife because she made the mistake of mixing booze and pills before the Boeing 737 was due to take off.

The 36-year-old from Penns Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, has been bailed to Sheffield Crown Court for sentence after magistrates in Doncaster decided it was too serious an offence to receive a fine.

Tuttle admitted being drunk on an aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on Tuesday, July 2.

Prosecutor Chris Ridley said cabin crew on the Thomson flight became concerned about a ‘nervous’ passenger, who was shouting, swearing and asking to be moved to another seat.

Steward Christine Lees said it was obvious Tuttle had been drinking and she became aggressive towards her, especially when she asked her if she had taken medication.

The pilots were informed, the cabin was unlocked and the defendant was taken down off the plane, when she raised her fist and shouted ‘Come on then, I’ll have you’, said Mr Ridley.

Tuttle admitted to police she had drunk lager and a bottle of schnapps while she was taking anti-depressants and painkillers.

District Judge Jonathan Bennett said her alcohol issues needed to be investigated in a report.

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