Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan faces prosecution for airport incident

A file picture dated on 08 October 2012 shows lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan performing during a concert at Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. (EPA)

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan could face up to six months in jail following allegations she lashed out at a crewmember on a plane.

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan is to face prosecution over allegations she attacked a crewmember on a flight from New York in 2014.

The Zombie singer was arrested at Shannon Airport in Ireland in November after the Aer Lingus plane landed, and she was subsequently accused of lashing out at officers as they attempted to take her into custody.

She was released without charge after the incident, but prosecutors in Ireland have now confirmed they are moving forward with the case and O'Riordan, 43, is facing charges of assault and resisting arrest.

The star is set to appear at Ennis District Court within the next two to three months, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, and she faces up to six months in jail if she is convicted.

Source AAP

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