Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan arrested for alleged in-flight assault

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was arrested over an alleged assault on a flight stewardess during a flight from New York to Ireland. -- PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was arrested over an alleged assault on a flight stewardess during a flight from New York to Ireland. -- PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, has been arrested over an alleged attack on an air stewardess during an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon, County Clare in Ireland, on Monday.

British media reported that the 43-year-old was arrested by police, who boarded the aircraft soon after it landed.

A policeman was also hurt during the arrest.

The flight attendant, who reportedly suffered a foot injury, was treated at a hospital in Limerick while O'Riordan was also taken there, where she remains in police custody.

O'Riordan, married with three children, led the band from 1990-2003 when it became a rock phenomenon, selling over 40 million albums worldwide.

The band reunited in 2010 after a six-year break.

mklee@sph.com.sg