Lawyer who spat at flight attendant found dead at Sussex beauty spot

A lawyer who was jailed for spitting at a flight attendant during a racist foul-mouthed tirade has been found dead at Beachy Head.

Friday, 5th July 2019, 11:22 am
Updated Friday, 5th July 2019, 11:45 am

Simone Burns, from Hove, East Sussex, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court in April for being drunk on an aircraft and for assault.

The 50-year-old, who was originally from Northern Ireland, became abusive when she was denied more alcohol on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London on November 11 2018.

A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed that her body was found at Beachy Head, close to Eastbourne, last month.

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He said: ‘The body of a woman found at Beachy Head on June 1 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 coroner's officer.’