Airport break-ins pose “serious dangers”
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.