Britain’s flight ban in the wake of the Iceland ash cloud has seen an international VOLCANO expert stuck in the UK.
Scientist Dr Peter Webley, 33, travelled from the Alaskan Volcano Observatory to Torquay in Devon for his mum’s 60th birthday.
But since arriving last week he has been stuck in Britain and unable to return home or to work.
He said: “It’s ironic that I’m stuck here because of that eruption. In Alaska we’ve had volcano events, but nothing of this size.”