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Tuesday 6 December 2016

a FOOTBALL supporter, who tried to put his hand up an air stewardess's skirt during a flight from Warsaw to Dublin on Sunday has been spared a jail term.

a FOOTBALL supporter, who tried to put his hand up an air stewardess's skirt during a flight from Warsaw to Dublin on Sunday has been spared a jail term.

Mariusz Cicheki (34) from Poland, but whose address was listed on his charge as no fixed abode, was one of five men arrested following a drink-fuelled disturbance on an Aer Lingus flight from Warsaw to Dublin on Sunday.

Dublin District Court heard that at one stage the captain thought about returning to Warsaw.

Cicheki was fined €600 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour on flight EI363.

Garda Niall Minnock told Judge Cormac Dunne that Cicheki was arrested at 1.45pm at Dublin Airport. He was then brought to Finglas Garda Station where he was subsequently charged with the offence.

Incident

Gda Minnock said that Cicheki was in a party of five men who were intoxicated. The court heard he was the "main instigator" during the incident.

Gda Minnock said Cicheki then "attempted to put his hand up the air hostess's skirt and later touched the air hostess on her behind".

Cicheki said he did not need a solicitor and confirmed he was pleading guilty to the offence.

Judge Dunne fined him €600 and ordered that it must be paid within three days or he will be jailed for a week.

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