Court of Appeal: Chambers tweet not 'menacing'

The Court of Appeal judgement said that Paul Chambers' tweet was not "menacing" and the message "lacked the characteristics required for the purposes of this offence".

Court of Appeal judgment: Paul Chambers v Director of Public Prosecutions (Twitter joke case).
Court of Appeal judgment: Paul Chambers v Director of Public Prosecutions (Twitter joke case). Credit: Judiciary documents

Click here for the full judgement given by the Lord Chief Justice today.

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Twitter joke man wins appeal

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet today has won his High Court appeal against his conviction. Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs after sending a joke tweet threatening to blow up Robin Hood airport.