Cranberries lead singer arrested for double assault

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has been arrested in connection with an assault on an Aer Lingus flight attendant. Reportedly, the Irish singer also attacked a policeman who was trying to restrain her.

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, 43, has joined a long list of celebrities running riot on a plane. The Irish artist has been arrested in connection with a double assault on an stewardess and policeman. She travelled on board a flight from New York City to Shannon (Ireland).

The Irish police has confirmed that a «woman in her 40s» had been taken into custody.

Double assault

It has been reported that the singer left the airport handcuffed. Before, she allegedly assaulted a flight attendant and a constable who tried to restrain her.

The Aer Lingus stewardess was treated in a local hospital. The staff member presented foot injuries. The assaulted constable did not require medical attention.

The Limerick-born singer faces a double count of assault. She can be in custody for up to 24 hours, the Irish law states. A court appearance should deal with her then


The musician rose to stardom in the 1990s following the success of songs like Zombie, Dreams or Linger. Buoyed by best-selling themes, the Cranberries sold 40 million albums worldwide.

The famous band called a stop in 2002 before leaving the hiatus for a world tour seven years later. The band’s last album is called Roses (2012).

The mother of three has made the headlines off the stage a number of times. In the heyday of The Cranberries, she suffered severe anorexia. Last year, she confessed having been abused by «a close relative» in Limerick, southern Ireland.

The musician had to undergo phsychological teraphy for several years to overcome the abuse episodes, the confided.

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