"Our officers will continue to provide assistance where necessary throughout the course of this case", Essex police stated.
He said that he believed the reaction would have been different if a black man had been abusing an elderly disabled white lady.
Lawrence told CNN the woman's daughter got up and came to her mother's defense, saying she was elderly and disabled. "The underlying reason behind the man's abusive behavior comes down to the fact that my mum is a black woman and he didn't want her sitting next to him".
Witnesses claim the incident began because the man was angry with her for not moving out of her seat quickly enough so he could reach his window seat.
"I heard a man's voice behind me, very loud, very aggressive, shout, 'Get away from my seat. He started to shout at the woman, saying 'get out of the way, ' 'move your feet, ' 'you shouldn't be sitting here'".More news: Matt Groening's Disenchantment gets two-season renewal at Netflix
Mrs. Gayle's daughter said that the flight attendants denied hearing any racist slurs during the argument and told the two to make a complaint with customer service on Monday. The woman's daughter, who can be seen defending her mother at the start of the video, said the two were returning from a vacation meant to cheer her mother up following the anniversary of her husband's death.
"I thought the flight attendant was going to call someone and escort the man off the flight", Lawrence told The Post.
Speaking about how the abuse has affected her, she told ITV: "I feel very low". "I'm not even sure what I want done to resolve the situation, beyond an open apology to my mother for the way that the things were handled".
Later in the video, which was uploaded to Facebook, a cabin crew member is seen telling the man to "calm down". He has been praised for his actions.
Days later, the story - and the potential consequences for the man in question - have spread internationally. I go to my bed and say, 'What have I done?' I haven't done anything (for him) to attack me because of the colour of my skin.More news: HTC Launches a Blockchain Smartphone - What Does it Offer?
He also said "he should have been removed from the flight and handed over to the police". "It is the man complaining that should be moved though not the woman".
"We will be taking this matter further and disruptive or abusive behaviour like this will result in passengers being banned from travel", read the statement.
POLICE have opened an investigation into an incident caught on camera during a Ryanair flight to Spain.
After mounting criticism over the incident, Ryanair said in a tweet that they were aware of the video and the matter has been referred to Essex Police.
However, Labour East Hull MP Karl Turner says British police may be powerless to act, because the incident happened on Spanish soil and Ryanair is an Irish company.
It asked anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.More news: Indian police investigate death of key witness in nun rape case