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Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers to take appeal to high court – The Guardian

“The case of a man convicted of ‘menace’ for threatening to blow up an airport in a Twitter joke is to go to appeal at the high court. A senior human rights lawyer will lead a three-strong legal team for Paul Chambers, a former accounts manager in the motor trade, whose conviction in the so-called ‘Twitter joke trial’ has become an international cause celebre.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

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Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers loses appeal against conviction – The Guardian

“The man convicted of ‘menace’ for threatening to blow up an airport in a Twitter joke has lost his appeal. Paul Chambers, a 27-year-old accountant whose online courtship with another user of the microblogging site led to the ‘foolish prank’, had hoped that a crown court would dismiss his conviction and £1,000 fine without a full hearing.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2010

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Man jailed over fake bomb in bank – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for five years for leaving a fake bomb in a bank in Gloucester with a note to the manager saying: ‘Many lives are in your hands’.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2009

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Pleasure beach hoaxer jailed – The Independent

“A man who made a hoax 999 call claiming a nail bomb would be planted at Blackpool Pleasure Beach was jailed for two years today.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2009

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British teenager Thomas Hutchinson faces jail over drunken White House bomb hoax call – Daily Telegraph

“A British teenager, Thomas Hutchinson, has been warned that he could face jail for telephoning the White House with a hoax bomb warning in a ‘breathtakingly stupid’ drunken prank.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2009

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Gatwick bomb hoaxer was ‘archetypal loner’ – Daily Telegraph

“An anti-airport protester who sent a series of bomb hoaxes and threats to Gatwick airport over five years was yesterday jailed for three and a half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

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Teenager sentenced over bomb hoax – BBC News

“A 19-year-old man from Oxfordshire has been jailed for 14 months for carrying out a bomb hoax at the Swindon headquarters of WH Smith.”

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BBC News, 6th March 2009

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