"Bomb threat" tweeter cleared

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up Doncaster Robin Hood Airport has won his challenge against conviction. Paul Chambers insisted it was a joke and won the backing of celebrities like Al Murray and Stephen Fry.

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Airport responds to "twitter bomb threat" man being cleared

Any threat against airports and those that use them is always taken seriously and in passing this information on to the police our staff responded in line with normal operational procedures. The safety of our passengers and staff is of the highest importance to us and we will continue to work closely with South Yorkshire Police on such issues.”

– Steve Gill, Airport Director, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield