Two years of a man's life, stress and massive public costs wasted over an obvious joke. It is for Parliament to investigate actions here.
He's won!!!!!!!!! #TwitterJokeTrial
Paul Chambers, who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet, has won his High Court challenge against conviction.
Paul Chambers has tweeted before he learns the outcome of his challenge against conviction for posting menacing tweets.
Thanks for all the good luck messages! It's going to be a day where I can't keep up with you all again, so I'll say thanks everyone now!
A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet today learns the outcome of his challenge against conviction.
Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs at Doncaster Magistrates' Court in May 2010 after being convicted of sending "a message of a menacing character", contrary to provisions of the 2003 Communications Act.
He said he sent the tweet to his 600 followers in a moment of frustration after Robin Hood Airport in South Yorkshire was closed by snow in January 2010, and never thought anyone would take his "silly joke" seriously.
It read: "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!"