Wednesday, August 03, 2005

In my considered legal opinion*, this silly bint should have had the book thrown at her.

* What? I was accepted for a law conversion course once. Just because I turned it down and have only the most basic of grasps of the legal system doesn't make me any less qualified to express an opinion. Just look at Charles "studied economics and maths" Clarke, currently overruling centuries of tradition and the opinions of m'learned friends daily.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Alex Wilken said...

I sympathise. But, to be fair to her, it seems all she did was text her mate to say, "Hey, my flight's delayed, fancy telling the police there's a bomb on it?". Quite why this text was taken seriously by the friend at the other end, who then dialled 999 to tell them exactly that, is completely beyond me. I mean, we all know that tone of voice can be hard to convey in text messages, but really...

Anyway, if she's been cleared it presumably means the court decided that no crime has been committed - so I guess there's no proverbial book to throw.

8/03/2005 05:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Dan said...

I don't think she committed a crime. At least not a crime I haven't committed a heap of times. 90% of my messages are silly, ridiculous ones to my friends which, if read by strangers or gullible people, would lead to similar happenings as this one. Oh well.

8/03/2005 05:23:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

She told her friend to phone the police because there was a bomb on board the plane her friend thought she was on. The friend texted back asking if she was serious, she replied "Absolutely. Hurry up." Admittedly, her friend may well be a fuckwit, but she at the very least cost the airlines, their passengers and the emergency services a lot of money and grief. And as the various scares of the last couple of weeks have shown, there doesn't have to be an actual bomb to get people terrified - so this kind of thing should be strongly discouraged. aking an example of this silly cow by punishing her to the full extent of the law could have done the job.

It may just be the Tory in me coming out again though...

8/03/2005 05:34:00 pm  
Blogger David Ham said...

Well, she ended up behind bars for 10 days and has a GBP15000 legal bill. For a 19 year old gapper who clearly had no ciminal intent, I reckon that's a reasonable kick up the backside for her moronic irresponsibility.

8/03/2005 11:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Mike Cunningham said...

Scene Heathrow Queen’s Building Left Luggage Department Date 1967

Participants,
Self, dropping luggage off ready for my wedding journey the next day
Left Luggage attendant those were the days!!)
Youthful Irish traveller arriving to also deposit luggage.

Dialogue between Irishman and attendant:-

Attendant “This case is bloody heavy, what you got in here, Paddy?”

Irishman “Sure, and it’s just a small bomb I’m carrying for a friend!”

Entry from left, after an extremely short time, of three very annoyed policemen!

Irishman is spreadeagled on ground by police, while perfectly harmless case of clothing is literally dispersed all over surrounding floor space!

Attendant, (to Irishman) “We’re not accepting any further luggage today, sir!”

Moral, Don’t send stupid texts; don’t make idle conversation about bombs, especially in an Irish accent!

8/06/2005 11:42:00 am  

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