BA business class passenger, 31, 'headbutted cabin crew', hof verhoor

BA business class passenger, 31, headbutted cabin crew and threw chocolates at sleeping passengers after taking sleeping pills and downing three glasses of wine and two mini bottles of Baileys, hof verhoor

  • William Clegg from London is charged with assaulting five flight attendants
  • Other charges include being drunk and smoking on an aircraft
  • Clegg entered not guilty pleas to all the charges at Isleworth Crown Court
  • A BA passenger assaulted five flight attendants after drinking and taking sleeping tablets, 'n hof gehoor het.

    William Clegg, 31, is accused of assaulting five members of staff aboard the long-haul BA flight from San Jose in the US to Heathrow on August 25, 2019.

    He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday wearing a navy suit, blue shirt and glasses.

    Paul Edwards, vervolging, told the jury that Mr Clegg suffered from epilepsy and insomnia.

    While in the US, Mr Clegg had visited a doctor who prescribed him Ambien, a sleeping tablet, to help with his insomnia.

    Mr Edwards told the court that Mr Clegg was only supposed to take one tablet before the flight, but took two instead.

    Once onboard the flight Mr Clegg drank three glasses of wine and two miniature bottles of Baileys.

    William Clegg arrives at Isleworth Crown Court, Wes-Londen, where he is accused of assaulting five cabin crew members on a British Airways flight from Houston, Texas to London

    William Clegg arrives at Isleworth Crown Court, Wes-Londen, where he is accused of assaulting five cabin crew members on a British Airways flight from Houston, Texas to London

    William Clegg, 30, maar is vandag van die aanklag vrygespreek, Wes-Londen, is charged with assaulting five flight attendants, smoking on the aircraft, climbing over sleeping travellers, and trying to tear a cushion from a seat while flying from Texas to London Heathrow. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him

    William Clegg, 30, maar is vandag van die aanklag vrygespreek, Wes-Londen, is charged with assaulting five flight attendants, smoking on the aircraft, climbing over sleeping travellers, and trying to tear a cushion from a seat while flying from Texas to London Heathrow. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him

    ‘This led to him acting bizarrely’, het die aanklaer gesê.

    ‘He was walking up and down the flight in business class while shouting.

    ‘He went to the galley and started throwing chocolate bars.

    ‘He said he wanted to go outside to see his friends.

    ‘He was told you can’t, you are 38,000ft in the air.

    When he was confronted by flight attendant Amy Stewart, Mr Clegg responded by lifting his T-shirt up and trying to put it over her head.

    Today's case is being held at Isleworth Crown Court after it was passed up from magistrates

    Today’s case is being held at Isleworth Crown Court after it was passed up from magistrates

    ‘He also used a vape in the flight’, Williams het twee misdrywe van seksuele aktiwiteit met 'n seun van.

    In reaksie daarop, the cabin crew decided to take Clegg to the back of the plane and restrain him.

    Egter, when flight attendant Jamie Marsh tried to restrain Mr Clegg, the passenger grabbed his arm and threw him to the floor.

    Mr Clegg was then taken to the back of the plane.

    ‘It was after he was at the back of the plane that he tried to headbutt Amy Stewart three times,’ het die aanklaer gesê.

    Another two flight attendants, Cieran Robert Smith and Franz Hartmann, were assaulted while restraining Mr Clegg at the back of the plane, Williams het twee misdrywe van seksuele aktiwiteit met 'n seun van.

    He said that Mr Clegg hit Cieran Robert Smith in the temple and kicked Franz Hartmann.

    The court heard that a fifth flight attendant, Carlie Titchnerinvolved in restraining Mr Cleggdid not remember being assaulted by him, but after the incident found that she had bruises on her arm.

    Williams het twee misdrywe van seksuele aktiwiteit met 'n seun van: ‘The main issue for the Crown is, was the defendant reckless when he took the tablets?’

    Clegg, maar is vandag van die aanklag vrygespreek, Wes-Londen, denies five counts of assault by beating.