A passenger who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a European flight has been identified, United Kingdom police have said.
When she tried to talk to him, he shut her down by saying "Don't talk to me in a f**cking foreign language, you stupid, ugly cow".
Video of the episode was recorded on October 19 on Ryanair flight FR015 from Barcelona to London fellow flyer David Lawrence, who uploaded it to social media.
"Since the report was made to us our officers have identified both parties involved and are progressing a number of enquiries", the force said.
Following the incident, Gayle, who has arthritis, is feeling "very low".
Speaking on ITV's This Morning on Tuesday, Mrs Gayle's daughter Carol said police had advised her that "by Thursday they should be coming to mum for a statement". "He pays his fare, I pay mine".
In footage shared on social media, Gayle's daughter tries to stand up to the man and tells him her mother is disabled, and the man says he does not care "whether she's fucking disabled or not - if I tell her to get out, she gets out". Because of the colour of my skin. "I feel really depressed about it".
He told staff to move the woman to another seat, adding: "If you don't go to another seat I'll push you to another seat".
"I haven't done anything to attack him, it's because of the colour of my skin I was abused like that".
Gayle's daughter, who treated her to a trip to Barcelona on the one-year anniversary of her husband's passing, told ITV, "On the plane it was unprofessional, and after it was unprofessional".
The woman, Delsie Gayle, 77, said she was left stunned and depressed after a man shouted at her to move seats as they boarded a plane last Friday.
David Lawrence, the London-based musician who filmed the incident, told CNN on Sunday: "When you watch the footage, you'll see it starts to unfold where this man starts a torrent of abuse, absolutely disgusting, despicable words thrown at this elderly black woman". It would have been a different matter. Nobody has apologised. We've not had nothing.