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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