Dolores O’Riordan, former The Cranberries singer arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and flight staff onboard Aer Lingus flight from JFK.
The former vocalist of The Cranberries has been placed under arrest on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and flight staff.
Dolores O’Riordan, the Cranberries singer, was held in the west of Ireland at Shannon Airport after reports of an incident while flying in from New York.
The police have confirmed that a woman in her forties was placed under arrest whilst on the Aer Lingus aircraft, shortly after it touched down early in the morning.
The Irish Independent newspaper has reported that the singer had allegedly head-butted a police officer and stamped down on the flight attendant’s foot.
It it thought to be understood that the incident took place in the business class area of the plane not long after the flight landed at Shannon.
A spokesman for the police was quoted as saying, “Gardai were called to meet the aircraft following an allegation of an assault on a female Aer Lingus air hostess. A Garda was also assaulted during the course of the arrest.”
The flight attendant was reported to have received an injury on her foot and was taken to a medical facility in Limerick for treatment.
Cranberries Singer Arrested
Dolores O’Riordan, 43, was questioned while under arrest on allegations of assault following the alleged air rage incident on board the flight.
The Cranberries singer has three children, married and based in Dublin, although was originally from Limerick.
The singer was just 18 years old when she gained fame as the lead vocalist of the Cranberries.
The Irish band, whose hits included Linger and Zombie were one of the top selling acts of the 90’s.