Two Brits arrested after 'causing bomb scare' on flight to Tenerife

Two Brits arrested after 'causing bomb scare' on flight to TenerifePA


Two "drunken" British holidaymakers were arrested yesterday after causing a fake bomb scare on a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Tenerife.

Airam Paul Jerus and Nathan Levi Trippier told cabin crew they had an explosive device on board the plance, according to the Daily Mail.

The plane, which was carrying around 200 passengers, was given priority to land and evacuated before the air were arrested.

The Civil Guard, however, found no bombs on board. A spokesman told the Daily Mail: "Two young men told stewardesses they had a bomb in their hand luggage.

"At this point emergency procedures were started. When the plane landed officers boarded and the two men were arrested.

"They are still being questioned by police. We can't comment at the moment on whether they were drunk."

Meanwhile, a British Airways steward is facing a jail sentence after today admitting leaving a bomb hoax on a plane's toilet door mid-flight.

Mathew Davis, 22, allegedly penned: "The bomb on board will explode at 16.00 GMT unless our demands are met", on the plane's loo door at 35,000ft.

The flight from Tokyo to London was carrying 150 passengers, and landed safely at Heathrow following the incident, according to The Sun.

And today he pleaded guilty at Iselworth Crown Court to a single charge of communicating false information with intent.

He is due to be sentenced next month.

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