[09 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Coventry Man To Face
Spanish Air Rage Charges
Coventry man is being extradited to Spain to face allegations that
he slashed a stewardess with a bottle in an air rage attack.
Handy, aged 39, who has recently been living in Folkestone is
accused of lashing out when the stewardess asked him to stop
smoking in the toilets.
is being extradited to Spain to face trial over the charges. If
found guilty he could face up to six years in jail.
alleged incident happened in Malaga two years ago. The stewardess,
Fiona Weir, aged 33, of Wimbledon needed 18 stitches after Handy
allegedly hit her on the head with a bottle.
is claimed that he launched his attack after she asked him to sit
down and warned him about smoking in the aeroplane toilets.