Thousands miss airport border checks through misdirection
More than 11,000 air passengers accidently bypassed UK border checks between 2013 and 2017 through misdirection, figures have shown.
Home Office figures show the number of misdirected passengers increased by 70% from 1,364 in 2016 to 2,328 in 2017.
Misdirection can occur when the wrong doors are opened at the arrival gate or the operator sends the passenger to the wrong place, the government says.
The Home Office said these people are identified and the checks carried out.
It is considering levying a fine on carriers and operators responsible for misdirecting passengers, but the Airport... read more
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