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Hornchurch World Cup reveller jailed for Aberdeen airport bomb lie

PUBLISHED: 14:36 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:41 24 October 2014

Billy Green being lead away from court. Picture: The Press and Journal.

Billy Green being lead away from court. Picture: The Press and Journal.

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A 39-year-old Hornchurch man has been jailed for pretending to have a bomb in an airport while still under the influence after watching the World Cup on TV the night before.

Billy Green, of Warwick Close, was imprisoned for three months yesterday after he admitting acting in a threatening and abusive manner in Aberdeen International Airport.

The offshore oil worker shouted, swore and uttered threats that he was carrying a bomb in his luggage on June 20, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard.

Green was drinking in a bar at the airport while still under the influence of alcohol from seeing England essentially knocked out of the cup by Uruguay the night before, solicitor Laura Maitland said.

She said that after his offshore trip had been cancelled, he was extremely drunk and started to act aggressively in the bar where his bag was unattended, the Aberdeen Press and Journal reported.

Green was asked to leave the Granite City bar but he refused and the police were called.

When officers arrived he continued to act aggressively towards them and “told them a pack of lies” including that he had a bomb in his bag and he had been previously caged for attempted murder.

Prosecutor Sandy Hutchison said: “When police arrived he was taken out of the beer garden, however he was uncooperative with the police and said to the police officer I have served years for attempted murder.

“The serious aspect to this charge though is that when asked if he had anything in his bag, which had been left unattended, he said ‘yeah, a bomb’.”

No explosives were found in the bag after a search by police.

Sentencing Green, Sheriff Graham Buchanan said: “You have significant record of previous convictions and you have served a number of custodial sentences in the past.

“You have to understand that behaviour of this kind at an airport is unacceptable. Given your previous convictions there is only one appropriate sentence here.”

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