Gun & bomb rant on plane
The Pride of the Kingdom
THE Pride of Britain bus heads to London today to be met by some of the nation’s favourite TV stars.
The iconic purple Routemaster has been on a 1,000-mile trip around the UK to discover stories of unsung heroes for the Mirror’s PoB Awards, in partnership with TSB. Yesterday, we were in Bristol with TV host Jenni Falconer, “Isambard Kingdom Brunel” – and previous PoB winner Steve Dayman, who set up Meningitis UK after his son Spencer died from the disease in 1982. He successfully campaigned for children to be vaccinated against Meningitis B.
Steve, 68, said: “I will nominate Louise Greer, who lost both legs and an arm when she was diagnosed aged two. She’s now 18 and a very dedicated ambassador.” ARMED police swooped on a jet passenger after he said he had a gun and threatened to blow the plane up.
The man began shouting abuse while waiting to board the flight from Stansted to Dublin yesterday.
A witness said: “The man began making threats to passengers, warning he had a loaded gun and he was going to murder people. He also said he had a bomb and everyone was going to die.”
Essex Police said: “A 33-year-old man has been issued with a caution for a public order offence.”
DEDICATED Jenni with ‘Brunel’ in Bristol yesterday. Previous winner Steve Dayman, left