Joke Lands Man in Court, Ruled Guilty

A man, who casually threatened to blow Doncaster airport, back in the month of January, has been found culpable of sending an intimidating message.

Paul Chambers, 26, who posted the misunderstood microblogging update on 6 January, after bad climatic conditions compleed the Yorkshire airport to shut down shop a week prior to the due date he was to fly to Ireland. The message was seen by managers at Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport, who forwarded a complaint to the police.

Off-duty Executive, Shaun Duffield, who tripped across the insulting Tweet days after it was made, informed a court on Monday that the message was not taken as a convincing threat and had no equipped outcome on the airport. Even so the trial continued.

Chambers, of the Balby region of Doncaster, who lost his job as a finance administrator as a result of the trial, originally pleaded culpable to offences against the Communications Act in February prior to changing his appeal to not guilty in March.

Though, at a trial at Doncaster Magistrates' Court on Monday he was found to be culpable of sending an intimidating message in spite of testifying that it by no means appeared to him that anybody would take the inoffensive overstatement in his message as something serious.

Chambers was ordered to reimburse a £385 fine and £600 costs by regional judge, Jonathan Bennett.