Schoolboy flies alone

An investigation is underway after a schoolboy evaded five security checks at Manchester Airport to sneak onto a flight to Rome

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Transport Secretary: "This is an unusual and serious breach"

Transport Secretary Justine Greening Credit: PA

Transport Secretary Justine Greening has spoken about a security breach after a schoolboy evaded five security checks and boarded a Jet2 flight to Rome.

Speaking on BBC News 24 today, she said: "This is an unusual and serious breach and we are keen to find out what has gone on."

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Jet2 statement on schoolboy who fllew alone to Rome after evading airport security at Manchester

On Tuesday an 11 year old boy cleared security at Manchester Airport, without the necessary paperwork but had been through a full security search. The boy then boarded our flight bound for Rome. We have launched a full investigation into what is a serious incident, and the staff involved have been suspended pending the outcome. The boy has been returned safely to his family.”

– Jet2.com

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