A Briton arrested last month for Twittering a bomb threat to an airport will be charged “with sending by a public communications network a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character contrary to Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003″ the South Yorkshire police said.
The offending Tweet? The Star reports:
When heavy snow at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, northernEngland, threatened to ruin Paul Chambers’s plans to fly to Ireland, hevented his frustration by tapping out a message on the socialnetworking site.
“Robin Hood Airport is closed,” he wrote. “You’ve got a weekand a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airportsky high!”
You can find our roving Flightglobal journos on Twitter, sans bomb threats, in a handy list here.