A soccer fan who sparked an alert when he clambered over safety screening at Dublin Airport to catch a flight to the World Cup in Qatar has prevented a custodial sentence.
“Impatient” Cameron Bond from England missed his aircraft to Dubai and as an alternative appeared at Dublin District Courtroom on Saturday.
Decide Anthony Halpin ordered him at hand over £1,000 to a charity.
“He gained’t want consuming cash over in Qatar,” quipped the decide, referring to the World Cup host nation’s alcohol ban in stadiums.
Bond, aged 50, from Mettesford, Derbyshire, England, was arrested in Terminal 2 on Friday night and charged with trespass and an offence beneath the Air Navigation and Transport Act for inflicting a false alarm by breaching safety and passing by way of the airport with out being screened.
The courtroom heard that he made no reply to the costs. Decide Halpin granted Bond authorized support, and after consulting with solicitor Paul Byrne, the accused pleaded responsible.
Garda David Walsh advised the courtroom that Bond entered the safe screening space however “stood and noticed”. He then walked to a different quiet half and “climbed over the safety screening gate”.
He noticed cleaners, hid, and waited till they left as he tried to “evade” airport safety coming after him.
They adopted Bond and Garda Walsh arrived and arrested him.
The garda confirmed that Bond had a ticket, however the incident resulted in him lacking his flight.
Decide Halpin famous he had no prior legal convictions and triggered a minor disruption.
The defence solicitor advised the courtroom that Bond’s companion was in Enniskillen whereas the accused lived in England. He had been going to Dubai to affix others at a charity occasion and proceed to the World Cup.
He introduced £2,000 and a canine’s head masks with him.
Pleading for leniency, Mr Byrne stated Bond appeared to have turn out to be impatient and was not intoxicated.
Decide Halpin described it as foolhardy, notably as a result of airports are on excessive alert.
He praised the safety and gardaí however added that he didn’t suppose the accused had “any actual dangerous intent”.
He advised Bond he was ready to use the Probation of Offenders Act, sparing him each a sentence and a recorded conviction.
Nevertheless, he needed to hand over £1,000 for the Little Flower Penny Dinners charity, which helps underprivileged individuals in Dublin metropolis centre’s Liberties space.