A RYANAIR passenger filmed calling a woman an ‘ugly black b*****d’ in a vile mid-air rant will not face prosecution in the UK.
David Mesher, 70, unleashed the vile tirade against 77-year-old Delsie Gayle during a row on a plane from Barcelona to Stansted Airport last October.
Essex Police launched an investigation and Mr Mesher was interviewed at his home in Birmingham but have now announced he cannot be prosecuted by UK cops.
The pensioner could only face criminal action through the Spanish police force.
A spokesman said: “Following disturbing footage on social media we have completed a thorough investigation into reports a woman was subjected to racial verbal abuse on a stationary plane at Barcelona Airport.
“The incident took place on October 19 last year and was reported to us when the victim returned to the UK.
“Although the offence did not happen within the jurisdiction of England or Wales, we conducted a thorough investigation and sought advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
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“They did not have the jurisdiction to advise on any charging decision.
“We have completed our enquiries as far as we are legally able to, given that the incident did not happen within our jurisdiction and are now in contact with the Spanish legal authorities so that they can determine how they wish to proceed.”
Spanish police are understood to have passed a file to local prosecutors.
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