Peter Rowlands, representing Mr Subhani, told the court today: 'In fairness to the prosecution, it is now common ground that had certain documents held by Pakistan International Airlines been made available from the outset these two men would not have had to face trial.'Ah. Blame the foreigners! That's always a good tactic, eh? Our plucky CPS did their best, they had a solid case but were let down by..
Oh. Hang on.
A series of witnesses told the court that although the men had acted like idiots, they had not heard a bomb threat.
Nadeem Sufi, captain of the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709, originally alerted the authorities to the scare.
But he later told the court that, as the severity of the diversion became apparent, he tried to reverse this decision by telling air traffic control the men were 'laughing and joking'.Ah. Maybe not...
Barristers for both men said they did not blame the police or Crown Prosecution Service for the case being brought to court.I do.