Boy, 12, dodges Heathrow security and boards a flight to LA

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Boy, 12, dodges Heathrow security and boards a flight to LA

The youngster, whose stunt led to the plane being emptied, was only discovered when crew tried to show him his seat

Martin Evans

Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass.

The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass so they could direct him to his seat.

The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to cooperate with cabin crew when he was challenged...

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