Man accused of flying from London to US without a passport or ticket is arrested
The Metropolitan Police said Craig Sturt was detained in Richmond, south-west London, on Monday on suspicion of failing to appear at court.
A man who allegedly flew from London to New York without a passport or boarding pass was arrested on Monday.
The Metropolitan Police said Craig Sturt was detained in Richmond, south-west London, at around 8am on suspicion of failing to appear at court.
The 46-year-old, of Slough, Berkshire, is accused of travelling on a British Airways flight from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 on December 23 last year without a passport or boarding pass, the Sun reported.
He was first arrested at around 8pm on Christmas Day after arriving back in London on a flight from New York.
Sturt failed to appear for a hearing at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on January 22.
Following his arrest on Monday he remains in custody at a London police station.
British Airways said in a statement: “We are assisting the authorities with their investigation.”
A Heathrow Airport spokesman said: “All people who go airside are subject to security screening, including the individual involved in this case.
“We are supporting the authorities with their ongoing investigation.”