Naomi Campbell sentenced to community service over plane rage

Other News Materials 20 June 2008 21:15 (UTC +04:00)

British supermodel Naomi Campbell was Friday sentenced to 200 hours community service after she admitted to kicking and spitting at police officers during a rage incident over lost luggage on a British Airways (BA) plane.

The 38-year-old top model screamed foul-mouthed abuse at the captain and accused police officers of targeting her because she was black, the court heard.

She has been banned from flying on BA since the incident on a flight bound for Los Angeles on April 3, when one of her bags went missing in the chaos surrounding the opening of Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow airport.

The model, who could have been given a six-month jail term, pleaded guilty to all six charges at proceedings at Uxbridge Magistrates Court Friday, dpa reported.