Lawyer Who Racially Attacked Flight Crew Found Dead
A human rights lawyer who racially abused the flight crew on board an Air India flight has been found dead after being released from jail.
Simone Burns, 50, served six months in jail after hurling abuse at Air India staff during a flight from Mumbai to London last year. The incident ensued after attendants refused to serve her more alcohol.
Viral video circulated of the incident where she was heard telling staff that she was “a f***** international lawyer” and calling them “Indian money-grabbing c****”.
According to the Guardian, she was found dead in East Sussex, just 13 days after her release.
Sussex police said in a statement that,
“The body of a woman found at Beachy Head, Eastbourne, on 1 June has been identified as 50-year-old Simone Burns from Hove. The death is not being treated as suspicious and next of kin have been informed. The matter has been passed to the East Sussex coroner’s office.”
As of now, a cause of death has not been revealed, but, police do not think it is suspicious.