Letter: Injustice in the air

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Sir: I share the misgivings of Colin Murison Small about the proposed new law against air rage (letter, 2 August). Some years ago I flew to and from Berlin in the same aircraft as a group of Manchester United supporters who were en route to Warsaw. Drink had certainly been taken, but they were quiet and well behaved.

The behaviour of the cabin crew, however, was less than admirable. I was appalled at the way they spoke to and treated the supporters, who did not retaliate.

At the airport I spoke to the leader of the group and asked him why they did not complain about the staff. He smiled wearily at my innocence and asked, "Who would believe us against them?"

In any future proceedings I hope that full evidence is taken from impartial observers.

MONICA FINAN

Formby, Merseyside

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