Passenger blunder sparks police search at UK Airport

Passenger blunder sparks police search at UK Airport
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Passenger blunder sparks a short-lived police search at a UK Airport.

Police at Birmingham Airport were left amused after a passenger made a blunder. The officers began searching for the passenger’s car when they returned to find their car missing.

The Airport police took to Twitter to comment on the amusing search. They tweeted: “Oh and we also reunited a passenger with their suspected stolen car – though to be honest after looking around level 5 of CP1 for 5 minutes we asked to see their parking ticket and told them where car park 3 was!


“So not really a win for us, but made us smile.”

The passenger was probably left mortified over their mistake.

On Monday, a driver at the airport made an expensive mishap and was hit with a £170 fine. The driver had decided to dangerously ditch their car “in the middle of a yellow box junction” at Birmingham airport and head off to pick up a passenger.

Birmingham Airport Police commented: “The driver of this vehicle thought it was acceptable to abandon their vehicle in the middle of a yellow box junction, whilst they went to the terminal to pick up a passenger.

“We’ve removed it to the Police compound for them and the owner now has a £170 fee to pay.”

Using the correct parking would only have cost them £6.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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