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Scare at airport after teenager's bomb hoax

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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A 17-year-old student caused havoc when he pretended to have a bomb at Newquay Cornwall Airport. The teenager, from Sussex, was immediately detained and searched following the incident on December 28, and surrounding roads were closed for a short time. He had been attempting to board a flight to London Gatwick at about 2.30pm when he was spoken to by the airport's security staff. He falsely implied that he was carrying a bomb and has since been given an £80 penalty notice for wasting police time. A force spokesperson said: "Any suspicion we have that a passenger may endanger an aircraft or its passengers is taken very seriously."

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