Paul Chambers celebrates his High Court victory
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Twitter bomb joke man has conviction quashed

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up an airport has won a challenge against his conviction.

Paul Chambers, 28, of Northern Ireland, was found guilty in May 2010 of sending a "menacing electronic communication".

He was living in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, when he tweeted that he would blow up nearby Robin Hood Airport when it closed after heavy snow.

After a hearing at the High Court in London his conviction was quashed.

The BBC's Matt Prodger reports.

  • 27 Jul 2012
  • From the section England
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