Ryanair have reported an incident to UK police in which a passenger was filmed hurling racist abuse at the woman sitting next to him.

The man refused to sit next to the elderly woman, calling her an ”ugly black bastard” and threatening to push her if she didn’t move seats.

The incident, recorded on Friday, took place on a flight from Barcelona to London Stanstead. The elderly woman’s daughter attempted to defend her mother and informed the man that she had a disability to which he replied: ”I don’t care whether she’s f****** disabled or not – if I tell her to get out she gets out”

In a statement released on Monday Ryanair said:

”We have reported this to the police in Essex and as this is now a police matter, we cannot comment further.”

-Daniel Potter