However. Like the cnut that I am, I left a rucksack on a First Great Western train from Paddington to Hereford, complete with laptop and loads of wires and crap in it. This was the week after 7/7.
I got off the train at Charlbury (pished), realised my mistake, thought that would be the last I saw of it and went home.
Then I phoned the Brit Transport Police, FGW and everyone else I could think of in case there was a security alert.
I needn't have worried. The train got as far as Great Malvern to be cleaned - nobody noticed the rucksack - and got as far back as Worcester Shrub Hill where a very brave soul picked up said luggage and put it in the station office until I could arrive to pick it up and buy them all a bottle of champagne.
Firstly, these two should face the full force of the laws relating to anti-terrorism - no excuses! Slam this pair of utter 'no-brains' as hard as the law allows. (Having said that, if you break the law under the regime of Bliar and Cyclops - walk away - unless you are public school or 'Oxbridge').
Secondly, these tw*ts are reported as being from the 'Daily Mirror' - therefore, no charges will be preferred.
I remember once another TV journo, (fat tw*t regularly used to get beaten up - can't remember his name) did a TV expose on lax security at airports. Built a mock-up bomb "look its made of marzipan which is the same colour and smell as explosives and attached to a clock with wires". Got through the checks unsurprisingly
When the airport management were challenged they did point out they were not normally concerned about confectionary, but could adjust their equipment to detect cakes if he wanted - otherwise F**k off.
He still went ahead with programme - guess some gullible people listened to him.
What a great story it would have been if these guys had been slotted. At their trial can they ask for many other offences of journalistic stupidity to be taken into account in sentencing.
Great, more irresponsible reporters. They're lucky they didn't get a 9mm front page story. Fingers crossed it'll make front page news that the Met did a good job today and detectecd their fae bomb.
Edit: Herrump you mean Roger Cook?