Passenger smoking an e-cigarette sparks major alarm at airport

The queues at Stansted Airport Credit: Tom Orrell

It's thought a passenger smoking an e-cigarette in a toilet sparked a major alarm at Stansted Airport in Essex.

Passengers were kept back from entering security for 15 minutes just before six am this morning and queues rapidly built up.

We believe the smoke alarm was set off due to an individual using an e-cigarette in a toilet.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused by the alarm but our priority will always be to take the necessary and appropriate actions to investigation any activation to ensure the safety of passengers and staff is maintained at all times .

– Stansted Airport spokesman