A 17 year old student from Sussex has been given an £80 penalty notice for wasting police time following an incident at Newquay Cornwall Airport.
The incident happened at about 14.30 p.m. on Friday 28 December 2012 when the man was attempting to board a flight to London Gatwick.
He was spoken to by Airport Security Staff before being detained at the airport and subjected to a search.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said, “Any suspicion we have that a passenger may endanger an aircraft or its passengers is taken very seriously. Security staff at the Airport were extremely vigilant and we closed roads around the facility for a short time whilst the incident was going on.Any travellers should be well aware of their obligations as a passenger and offenders will be dealt with robustly”.
The suspect and his family were only allowed on their way once police were satisfied that they posed no risk to the public, and were obliged to buy replacement tickets from the airline who agreed to them flying.