Three arrested over breach of security at Doncaster airport

Three arrests have been made after a group of trespassers sneaked into Doncaster airport and climbed into the cockpit of a plane.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 10:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:52 am
Footage from Doncaster's airport - Pic: You Tube

Police were called in after a group, describing themselves as 'urban climbers', filmed themselves breaching airport security to get into the cockpit of a plane.

The group got into an empty hangar to climb into the plane.

Footage from inside Doncaster's airport

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Footage of the incident and photographs were shared online.

Airport officials admitted the incident when the footage emerged.

The authorities were informed and airport bosses stressed that the 'safety and security of our passengers' remained their 'number one priority'.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police have this morning arrested three men in relation to an incident at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Footage from inside Doncaster's airport

"The men, all aged 19, from Ilford, Rugby and Sheerness, have been arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft.

"The men have been arrested in relation to a report of trespassing at the airport, made to police on Sunday, November 20.

"They remain in custody at this time being questioned by specialist officers."