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AN AUSTRALIAN traveller has blamed an urgent call of nature on why he lied to authoritie­s about which state he had flown to Adelaide from this week.

Bernard Shackcloth told police on arrival that he had flown in from Alice Springs instead of Victoria, which would mean skipping quarantine queues, so that he could head to the loo as soon as possible.

“I was in dire straits,” he told police, with CCTV confirming Shackcloth headed to the bathroom immediatel­y after touchdown, with the blame placed on the All-Bran cereal and skim milk he had consumed for breakfast.

The 49-year-old avoided jail for the fib and was handed a 13day suspended sentence.

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