Stag do joker arrested after planting fake bomb in groom's luggage

Prank caused terror alert at Glasgow Airport

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Stag do joker arrested after planting fake bomb in groom's luggage


A stag do prankster has been arrested after planting a fake bomb in the groom's hand luggage - sparking a terror alert at Glasgow Airport.

The group were set to jump on an Easyjet flight to Berlin on Friday when X-ray machines picked up the device at security.

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Other passengers reportedly looked on in horror as police descended on the scene.

It soon emerged the incident was a practical joke, but the joke ended up being on the prankster, who never made it on the flight with the rest of his group.

The 26-year-old man is due at Paisley Sheriff Court next month in connection with the incident.

Speaking to The Sun, Nato terror expert David Mair said: "It's hard to have sympathy with the prankster. The UK Terrorism Threat Index is at severe — indicating an attack is highly likely. These kind of pranks are not just harmless fun."

And, according to the Daily Record, one source said: "It may not have been a real bomb but in the current climate it was a very stupid thing to do.

"The security staff and police take a dim view of this."

According to the Mirror, a spokesperson from Glasgow Airport said: "We can confirm an incident at the baggage screening area which resulted in police being called."

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