Gun & bomb rant on plane

The Pride of the King­dom

Daily Mirror - - POLLYHUDSON -

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

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