Ticketless 11-year-old boy evades five security points for free flight

An 11-year-old boy has managed to fly from Manchester to Italy without a ticket, passport or boarding pass.

An 11-year-old boy has managed to fly from Manchester to Italy without a ticket, passport or boarding pass.

The child went through a full security screening at Manchester Airport but he then managed to evade staff at five different security checks and he sneaked onto the Jet2 flight, which later arrived at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy.

The boy's adventure began when he ran away from his mother during a shopping trip at the nearby Civic Centre in Wythenshawe.

After making it to Italy, he was later flown back to the UK on a return flight.

A Manchester Airport spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: "This extremely serious matter is now being urgently investigated by officials from the airport and airline.

"It is clear that documentation has not been checked correctly at security and the boarding gate.

"The boy went through full security screening so the safety of passengers and the aircraft was never compromised."

A Jet2 spokesperson also confirmed the airline is investigating the incident "as a matter of urgency" and five members of staff are thought to have been suspended while an investigation takes place.

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