Robin Hood Twitter Bomb Threat
27 June 2012, 13:56
A Doncaster man, who threatened to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter, is back in court appealing his conviction.
27 year old Paul Chambers, from Doncaster, was convicted in May last year for sending a "menacing electronic communication".
Chambers said he sent the Tweet to his 600 followers in a moment of frustration after Robin Hood Airport in South Yorkshire was closed because of the snow in 2010.
He says he didn’t think anyone would take his “silly joke” seriously.
Chambers tweeted: “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week to get your s**t together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!"
He was found guilty by Doncaster magistrates in May 2010 and was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs.
Among Mr Chambers' supporters at the hearing are Stephen Fry and comedian Al Murray.