Cranberries Singer Admits to Head-Butting, Kicking Cops
Cops say the singer also assaulted a flight attendant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 16, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant on Wednesday in Ireland.   (Niall Carson)

(Newser) – The lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan, has pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant during an alleged psychotic episode last year. A cabin attendant testified that O'Riordan stomped on her ankle as the Aer Lingus flight from New York landed in Shannon, Ireland, in November 2014. Police said she spat in their faces, head-butted one, and kicked the others.

O'Riordan didn't speak during Wednesday's court hearing in western Ireland. Her lawyer said she accepted evidence of the assault and obstruction charges facing her. Judge Patrick Durcan ordered the singer to write letters of apology to those she attacked. She faces possible penalties ranging from a cash fine to six months' imprisonment.