A rowdy passenger who bit a chunk out of a British millionaire’s ear at Palma de Mallorca Airport will avoid jail.
The court in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, gave the defendant 10 months in prison but decided to suspend the punishment.
This means he will avoid jail as long as he commits no further crimes in the next two years.
The court also fined him EUR 720 (GBP 630) for his bizarre attack, which also saw him injure four Civil Guards.
The sentence was handed down on Monday, 19th September, and was accepted by the defendant, who was not named in reports.
The incident took place at around 11.25pm on 18th September, 2020.
The defendant had been a constant nuisance to passengers on Ryanair flight 2162 from Birmingham to Palma de Mallorca.
Once the plane had landed, he launched a vicious attack on passenger Neil Endley, kicking him in the head and showering him with punches.
Shockingly, he threw the millionaire Brit to the ground and bit his right ear so hard that he ripped off a chunk.
Four Civil Guards went to the scene to end the onslaught, only to be showered with punches and kicks themselves.
They were also brought to the ground and injured.
Neil – from Solihull, Warwickshire – told British media at the time that he had “no connection” with his then 29-year-old attacker.
He said he “had never seen him before in my life when this happened”.
Neil – who owns The Bridge Group of engineering firms – was taken to a hospital in Palma de Mallorca after the vicious attack for treatment.
His assailant was drunk and high on drugs and had launched his onslaught after being refused more alcohol.
He is believed to have targeted Neil after grabbing his drink and downing it.