Air­port break-ins pose “se­ri­ous dan­gers”

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

TRESPASSER­S at Cotswold Air­port are en­dan­ger­ing their own and oth­ers’ lives ac­cord­ing to Wilt­shire Po­lice, who warn of se­ri­ous safety risks fol­low­ing a “spate of in­ci­dents”.

On Au­gust 11, they said, of­fend­ers en­tered an air­craft and det­o­nated an es­cape slide which fell to the ground and in­flated.

On Au­gust 27 and 28, in­trud­ers broke through a fence but “no dam­age was caused on this oc­ca­sion.”

PC Rob Wil­son said: “These peo­ple have caused ap­prox­i­mately £6,000 worth of dam­age to the air­craft.

“As well as this, they are putting their lives and the lives of oth­ers in dan­ger due to the haz­ards as­so­ci­ated with a live air­port and air­craft.

“This air­port is not an adult’s play­ground and there are se­ri­ous dan­gers in­volved in tres­pass­ing.”

Mem­bers of the public who saw any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously near the air­field should call 101 and quote crime ref­er­ence num­ber 5419007949­2. In­for­ma­tion can also be pro­vided anony­mously to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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