Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Strictly star 'harassed on flight'

Pamela Stephenson was flying from Heathrow to Aberdeen

A man has been charged after allegedly harassing Strictly Come Dancing star Pamela Stephenson during a flight from London to Aberdeen.

The 39-year-old was arrested at Aberdeen Airport after Pamela, who is married to comedian Billy Connolly, complained she had been harassed by a fellow passenger.

The alleged incident happened on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Aberdeen on Wednesday evening.

Grampian Police said the man was charged and later released. He will appear in court in October.

Pamela, 61, a clinical psychologist, was understood to be returning to her home at Candacraig, Strathdon, ahead of the annual Lonach Gathering this weekend.

The former comedienne and her husband regularly attend the popular Highland Games and in the past have been joined by famous friends including Dame Judi Dench and Ewan McGregor.

A spokesman for Grampian Police said: "We can confirm that a 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with a disturbance on board a plane which landed at Aberdeen airport on Wednesday August 24.

"The man is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in October."

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