Grandmother sentenced for drunk airport brawl stuns social media with youthful looks: “She’s 50??? How?’


Move over Jeremy Meeks — there’s a new hot criminal drive the Internet wild.

A grandmother who has just been convicted over a drunken brawl at an airport is causing a stir online, as people do not believe that a woman her age.


Alison Yorston, 50, was convicted of committing a public order offence after she was furious about not being allowed on the flight, assault cabin crew and a policeman in a twist about the incident.

But after appearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, the details of her crime have emerged, including previous holiday snaps and people lose about her age-defying looks.

“How is she a gran she looks about 40,” someone commented on Facebook.

“Must say, she looks bloody good for 50, just a shame that they could do nothing for her age,” said another.

“She is 50??? How?” another asks, while one person even went so far as to call her a “GILF.”

“Disgusting behaviour,” said another. “She has the most attractive Granny I’ve ever seen.”

“She is a very attractive grandmother,” someone else added.

Details of the “hot” grandma’s violations were revealed in the court, where it was explained she was about to board a flight to Dubai on June 1 last year to celebrate her 50th birthday with her family, when she told me she was too drunk to fly.


The court heard, she’d shared a bottle of prosecco in the airport with her daughter, but was given the “wiggle” in the direction of her gate — which involved employees to refuse to allow her to board.

Furious, Yorston was abuse in the direction of the staff, pushing and pulling the ground crew, shouting, “They’ve ruined my holiday, I go on board the f-ing plane.”

A brawl broke out and Yorston kicked a police officer in the groin before she was stopped. During the commotion, Yorston broke her arm in three places, she fell on the concrete floor during the fight.

“This was a special gift for me. Don’t f-ing touch me. Why are you breaking my arm? I will f-ing see him, ” she shouted.

According to the public prosecutor Richard Stone, “she had some drink before they get to the airport, and while in the departures lounge, she and her daughter shared a bottle of prosecco. When it came to boarding the plane, staff refused to allow her to board. When the police got to the area and approached her, she began with the redirection of the abuse of them.

“They kicked out the direction of the [police agent], kicking him in the groin area, and as a result, she was transferred to the floor.”

Yorston was handed a six-month community service order and told to pay 735 pounds ($975) in court costs.

“She is currently off work sick,” said Yorston’s lawyer, Paul the Shepherd.

She is not able to work, and her employment is coming to an end. She has no alcohol or drug problems. This was totally out of character for her.”


The school admissions officer — who was wearing a sling in court on her injured arm had also expressed fears she will lose her job over the incident.

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