Un­doc­u­mented Ira­ni­ans reach Ex­eter from Al­i­cante

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By James Parkes

TWO men claim­ing to be Ira­nian na­tion­als and lack­ing any form of ID ar­rived at Ex­eter air­port on Tues­day morn­ing on a flight from Al­i­cante.

The in­ci­dent has been re­ported by sev­eral UK news­pa­pers which state that the two men ar­rived on a Flybe flight and had boarded the air­craft sep­a­rately at Al­i­cante-Elche air­port.

Eye­wit­nesses quoted that both men pre­tended they were faint­ing as they reached the pass­port con­trol gate.

They were stopped and ad­mit­ted to not hav­ing a pass­port and claimed to be from Iran.

Some pas­sen­gers claim they heard one of them say they had torn-up their pass­ports, but how or why they were al­lowed to board with­out any say doc­u­men­ta­tion re­mains a mys­tery.

Some pas­sen­gers tweeted ques­tions on the pop­u­lar so­cial net­work ask­ing why Flybe had al­lowed this.

The com­pany in­sisted it would not al­low any­one on­board with­out doc­u­men­ta­tion and that se­cu­rity checks at air­ports of ori­gin would en­sure that - which ap­pear to pass the hot potato onto pass­port con­trol ser­vices at Al­i­cante-Elche.

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