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Airport error causes alarm

A BLUNDER at Birmingham International Airport has raised concerns over passenger safety.

A BLUNDER at Birmingham International Airport has raised concerns over passenger safety.

It emerged this week that BIA staff had turned off a faulty metal detector and forgotten to switch it back on.

The lapse in security happened on February 14 and was discovered when a group of uniformed police officers didn’t set off the alarms.

An airport spokesman confirmed that a “full and thorough” investigation was underway.

“As soon as the security guards realised that the Arch Metal Detector (AMD) was not working to a required standard, the security lane was immediately closed down.

“It is believed the AMD was out of service for approximately 25 minutes.”

It’s thought that several hundred passengers could have passed through at that time.

Solihull MP Lorely Burt said that she had spoken to the airport about the security breach.

 

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