British justice sentenced a passenger from Easyjet to 16 months in prison last Friday for delaying a flight to Morocco with a false bomb threat. Late for his flight, Rashidul Islam called the police to make a false bomb threat at Gatwick Airport. The case happened on May 4. The checks revealed that it was a hoax. The respondent wanted to join his fiancée in Morocco.
Airport security had evacuated the aircraft after the alert issued from the respondent’s telephone. The latter later arrived at the airport to check in. Investigators have discovered that Rashidul Islam’s phone number is the same as the one that issued the alert. The man was thus arrested. While in police custody, he admitted his scheme, explaining that he had panicked because he could not afford another ticket if he had missed the plane. The respondent was banned from Gatwick Airport.