Twitter airport bomb prank man in new appeal
A man who jokingly threatened to blow up an airport on Twitter when he could not fly to Northern Ireland to see his girlfriend is to launch a second appeal against a conviction of “menace”.
Paul Chambers, a 27-year-old accountant, lost an appeal earlier this month against his conviction and £1,000 fine for a “foolish prank” when he was concerned that he might miss a flight to Belfast.
Chambers wrote: “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your s**t together otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”
The message to his girlfriend was found by a staff member at the airport and it was reported to Doncaster police, who arrested Chambers in January.
Chambers, who is currently living in Northern Ireland, subsequently lost his job.
Yesterday, Chambers decided to proceed with a High Court challenge to his conviction.