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Suitcase causes chaos at Edinburgh airport

Wed, 08 Jul, 2009

A suitcase left in the ladies toilets at Edinburgh Airport caused a bomb alert yesterday (July 6th).

The offending luggage was found at around 14:20 and caused the main terminal's check in and security areas to be evacuated as bomb disposal experts attended to the suspect package.

Passengers were then re-screened upon their return to the terminal.

A BAA spokesman told the BBC: "Edinburgh Airport's departures has now fully reopened, however, because of the earlier security incident we are expecting significant knock-on delays for passengers.

"We are continuing to advise them to check the status of their flights with their airlines."

The disruption is said to have caused delays to scheduled flights yesterday evening.

A new £40 million terminal extension is planned at Edinburgh airport over the next couple of years, which will feature advanced security, retail units and more room for passengers.

Edinburgh serves

Joe Evans

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