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09 JANUARY 2014
The captain on the flight, which was than 300 to 400 miles over the Atlantic, took the decision to divert the plane to Shannon. Upon landing a smell of drink was noticeable from the defendant. The court was told that Ms Lauren did not recall much of the incident. She had drunk three drinks which reacted with her medication.
The court heard that Ms Lauren was “extremely embarrassed and extremely upset” over the incident, and that she suffered from depression, bipolar disorder and generalised anxiety. She had previously suffered from anorexia, winning several awards for her work in helping others battle the condition.