Man pleads guilty to Bristol Airport bomb hoax

PUBLISHED: 12:34 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:50 03 September 2015

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport.

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A MAN pleaded guilty to a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport during the bank holiday weekend.

Police investigated security threats made against the airport on Saturday.

On Monday, they arrested 38-year-old Robert Boyd-Stevenson, who was later charged with one count of making a bomb hoax by communicating false information.

Boyd-Stevenson pleaded guilty to the charge at North Somerset Courthouse on Tuesday.

Boyd-Stevenson, from Headford Road in Bristol, has been held in custody for sentencing.

He will appear at Bristol Crown Court on September 15.

Contingency plans were put in place at Bristol Airport on Saturday, but it did remain open and flights were not delayed.

Travellers reported an increased police presence and that only people with boarding passes were allowed into the airport.

The airport was evacuated on September 22 and several flights were diverted in a separate bomb hoax incident.

The airport remained closed for six hours while investigations were carried out.

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