The Ryanair racist passenger has been identified by Police as David Mesher and he has been profiled by some of his neigbours as a chronic bully.
A video of the 70-year-old calling the elderly woman a “ugly black b*****d” – as well as shouting “don’t talk to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow” went viral this week.
The shocking incident was captured on October 19 on Ryanair flight FR015 from Barcelona to London Stansted by Kent resident David Lawrence, who uploaded it to social media.
The woman at the centre of the storm, Delsie Eunice Gayle, 77, has told of her upset at the incident after Mesher was allowed to remain on the plane.
Ryanair has been criticised for the way it handled the incident as she was moved to another row following his outburst.
According to Mail Online, Mesher hid behind his front door and refused to apologise to Ms Gale, when he was contacted.
He said: “Go away, there’s nothing to say”.
Neighbours at his sheltered accommodation in Birmingham – where he moved from Barking, east London – called him a “racist pig and bully”.
Another said the pensioner would blare out classical music and ignore their pleas to turn it down.
Essex police said on Tuesday they had identified Mesher but did not release his name.
They have passed his details onto their Spanish counterparts who are now leading the investigation.
Meanwhile Spanish police say they are waiting to receive the complaint by the British pensioner before moving ahead with the investigation.