Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Security probe launched as boy, 11, sneaks onto Rome jet without ticket or passport

Airport officials have launched an urgent investigation after an 11-year-old boy took a flight to Rome on his own from Manchester Airport without a passport or boarding pass. 

 Liam Corcoran passed through security without being checked, before making his way on to the flight yesterday.

Staff have been suspended over the incident, in which Liam evaded five security checks to board the flight.

An investigation has been launched and the incident has prompted concerns from the highest levels of government.

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: "This extremely serious matter is now being urgently investigated by officials from the airport and airline. It is clear that documentation has not been checked correctly at security and the boarding gate.

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