Comedian Al Murray
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Comedian Al Murray: Twitter joke conviction is ridiculous

A man found guilty of posting a comment on Twitter threatening to blow up Robin Hood Airport has returned to court in a bid to overturn his conviction.

Paul Chambers, 27, from Doncaster, who now lives in Northern Ireland, was convicted in May 2011 for sending a "menacing electronic communication".

Comedian Al Murray came to court to support Mr Chambers, saying it was ridiculous to convict him of something that was a throwaway remark.

  • 27 Jun 2012