Very Silly Man Makes Fake Bomb Hoax Call at LGW !!

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Very Silly Man Makes Fake Bomb Hoax Call at LGW !!

Post by 747man » August 17, 2018, 1:04 pm

LONDON: A French man who was running late for his flight from London to Los Angeles tried to delay it by calling police to say there was a bomb on board.

Librarian Jacob Meir Abdellak, who lives in east London, made the call eight minutes before his 5.47am Norwegian Air flight from Gatwick airport was due to leave on May 11 because he was significantly late and airline staff had refused to allow him on board, a court heard.

His hoax meant passengers had to be re-screened and take-off was delayed by 90 minutes. An investigation by Gatwick revealed that the hoax call had been made using the same number linked to his booking.

When Abdellak returned to the airport to take another flight to the United States on May 22, he was arrested.


He initially claimed he had lost his phone's SIM card but on Tuesday pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to communicating false information regarding a noxious substance likely to create serious risk to human health. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

"This was a quite ridiculous decision made by Abdellak, who fabricated an extremely serious allegation purely for his own benefit," said Gatwick police chief inspector Marc Clothier on Thursday.

"He was running late for his flight and thought it would be a good idea to call in a hoax bomb, however this turned out to be the worst decision he could have made."



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Re: Very Silly Man Makes Fake Bomb Hoax Call at LGW !!

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 17, 2018, 3:55 pm

This should postpone all future flights for him and, if not, quite possibly prevent him from ever visiting the USA
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Post by MusicalBars » August 18, 2018, 11:02 am

stupid dangerous and of no benefit whatsoever as he still wouldnt have got on the flight when check in is closed its closed doesent matter how delayed the flight is it is then only the captains decision hope he finds prison hard

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Re: Very Silly Man Makes Fake Bomb Hoax Call at LGW !!

Post by tamada » August 18, 2018, 11:49 am

sometimewoodworker wrote:
August 17, 2018, 3:55 pm
This should postpone all future flights for him and, if not, quite possibly prevent him from ever visiting the USA
The charge of "communicating false information regarding a noxious substance likely to create serious risk to human health" is unfamiliar to me. I thought calling airplane bomb hoaxes were labelled something much more specific than "noxious substance" and loss of life much more likely than any "serious risk to human health". Maybe his lawyer argued to convince the court to find him guilty of a somewhat diminished charge, hence the 10-month custodial sentence?

Either way, he probably can't get a visa for the US now that he has a criminal record.

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Re: Very Silly Man Makes Fake Bomb Hoax Call at LGW !!

Post by GT93 » August 19, 2018, 1:57 pm

He's going to find it difficult to do lots of things after that conviction.

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