Boy's solo Rome flight

An 11-year-old boy flew to Rome from Manchester Airport by himself without a passport or boarding pass.

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Boy ran away from mother before travelling to Rome

The 11-year-old boy who flew to Rome by himself without security checks made his own way to Manchester Airport, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Liam Corcoran had run away from his mother during a shopping trip at Wythenshawe Civic Centre and then followed a family at Terminal 1. He was scanned by security staff, but his lack of documents was not noticed.

Liam passed through a gate where he was not required to show a passport or boarding pass, and made it on to Jet2.com flight LS791 to the Italian capital without being asked for a boarding pass stub by cabin crew.

Runaway boy, 11, flies to Rome without security checks

An 11-year-old boy flew to Rome from Manchester Airport by himself without a passport or boarding pass.

Runaway boy Manchester airport Rome
An 11-year-old boy flew to Rome without a passport or boarding pass. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Liam Corcoran passed through security without being checked, before making his way on to the Jet2.com flight yesterday.

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: "This extremely serious matter is now being urgently investigated by officials from the airport and airline. It is clear that documentation has not been checked correctly at security and the boarding gate."

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