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Eleven-year-old evades airport security and flies alone

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

Eleven-year-old Liam Corcoran was only found on the Jet2 flight after passengers became concerned.

A number of airline staff have been suspended.

Ashley Derricott spoke to Manchester Airport's head of communications, Russell Craig.

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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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