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Drunk man fined after sneaking onto empty plane

A man has appeared in court after he got drunk and managed to sneak onto an empty plane at Birmingham Airport. Photo: BPM Media

A man has appeared in court after he got drunk and managed to sneak onto an empty plane at Birmingham Airport.

Lee Jezard from Worcester claimed in a press interview he had missed his flight to Ibiza last month, but the court was told he was never booked on any flight.

Security cameras showed the 22-year-old crawling through the opening of a baggage carousel Credit: BPM Media

Security cameras showed the 22-year-old crawling through the opening of a baggage carousel, getting on to the airport's tarmac and then getting aboard the plane.

He was later discovered in the toilet by cleaners and claimed to be the co-pilot.

His solicitor said his client Credit: BPM Media

His solicitor said his client "really had very little idea how he arrived at the airport" after going on a drinking binge with friends in Birmingham city centre.

He was ordered to pay a fine, compensation and costs totalling £621.

Birmingham Airport Credit: BPM Media