Crime at airports has doubled in two years
Passengers travelling with banned items like CS spray, knives and air rifles are partly to blame for a doubling of crime at airports in two years, police have said.
There were 5,234 crimes at or close to airports in England and Wales in 2017, compared with 2,432 in 2015.
Vehicle crime and weapons are among the types of crime to have increased.
Police said they confiscated small weapons from people whose own countries legally allow possession.
The airport with the largest number of overall crimes recorded on or near the premises was Stansted, with 1,870 in 2017 and 721 in the first five... read more
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