Robin Hood Airport 'bomb-threat' tweeter sees conviction overturned

Paul Chambers, the man convicted of sending a ‘menacing’ text message where he joked about bombing Robin Hood Airport, has had the decision overturned.

Backed by Stephen Fry and Al Murray at the High Court, Chambers heard Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge overturn his conviction having tweeted about “blowing the airport sky high” after his flight was cancelled following heavy snowfall.

Lord chief justice said when announcing the ruling; “We have concluded that, on an objective assessment, the decision of the Crown Court that this ‘tweet’ constituted or included a message of a menacing character was not open to it. On this basis, the appeal against conviction must be allowed,”

The Crown Prosecution has also said that it won’t take the case any further following this ruling.

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