Man jailed for making hoax bomb threat to avoid missing flight
A man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb threat in an attempt to delay his flight because he was late.
Jacob Meir Abdellak, 47, rang police and told them there was a bomb threat at Gatwick airport just eight minutes before his Norwegian flight to Los Angeles was scheduled to take off on 11 May.
Despite the plane being delayed for 90 minutes because of his call, he was still late for his flight and became abusive with airline staff when they refused to allow him onboard. Read more..