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Fry offers to pay court costs for convicted 'Tweeter'

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Nov 12, 2010 | 6:15am EST

Paul Chambers hit the headlines in his native England earlier this year (10) when he was arrested for writing a message on the site threatening to blow Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, northern England "sky high" after snowy conditions closed the building and he missed a flight.

He was found guilty of sending a menacing electronic communication and Fry, famous for his love of Twitter, was outraged by the conviction - especially as Chambers insisted the post was meant as a joke.

Chambers lost an appeal earlier this month (Nov10) and the judge ordered him to pay $4,500 (£3,000) worth of legal costs, but Fry has now offered to pay the fine out of his own pocket.

He writes, "Paul J Chambers. My offer still stands. Whatever they fine you, I'll pay."

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