Wednesday 13 December 2017

Stag pair miss flight to Alicante after joking there was a bomb on their flight and passing out in departures

The pair were banned from flying with the airline again Photo: PA
The pair were banned from flying with the airline again Photo: PA
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A drunken stag pair missed their flight to Alicante after claiming there was a bomb on-board their plane.

Louis Dodds and Mark Harkness were flying from Glasgow to their friend's wedding in Alicante in June when they made the hoax bomb claim.

According to Glasgow Live, the police were contacted and found Dodds (28) and Harkness (30) passed out on the floor of the departure lounge.

They were arrested at the airport and never made it on their flight.

The pair appeared at the Paisley Sherrif Court on November 15 and both pleaded guilty to being drunk and making bomb threats, according to Glasglow Live.

They also admitted a charge of making other passengers “suffer fear or alarm” by their threatening and abusive behaviour.

Defence solicitor David Nicholson said they were "deeply ashamed of their actions" and had been banned from every flying again with Jet2.

He explained: "They were due to attend a stag and clearly they missed out.

"I understand the drink was consumed at the airport in the departure lounge as they were waiting for the flight - it appears airports have this effect for some people."

The were both ordered to pay £750 in fines - £250 for being drunk in the airport and £500 for the bomb threat.

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