Man who took hunting knife and air pistol on Ryanair flight jailed

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Man who took hunting knife and air pistol on Ryanair flight jailed
Man who took hunting knife and air pistol on Ryanair flight jailed


A man who was found to be carrying a hunting knife and an air pistol on a Ryanair flight has been jailed for a year.

Nerijus Stankaitis, 26, boarded a flight at Liverpool for the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on 4 December 2012 when he had to be removed after becoming disruptive.

After searching his luggage, police then found a large knife and a Gamo CO2 powered air pistol, according to the report in the Liverpool Echo.

Stankaitis pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in a public place and possession of a bladed article.

Judge Mark Brown gave him a 12-month prison sentence at Liverpool Crown Court this week.

At the time of the incident, a spokesman for John Lennon Airport told the Liverpool Echo: "These items were located in hold luggage and not accessible to passengers.

"There has been no breach of aviation security however Merseyside Police are dealing with this incident."

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