When the bungled attempt on Saturday 30th June to
attack Glasgow airport unfolded,
the stories of bravery, heroism and quick police action were quite rightly all over the press,
telling of the miracle that no-one was hurt or injured.
We have seen quite deserved stories of mutual back patting from within the
Police force, but what has not been all over the press is how the police
treated the passengers of the aircraft that had either just landed or were
waiting to take off. Like cattle.
Bearing in mind that the incident happened at 1515 BST (BBC)
SIX passengers were
taken to hospital and another 14 needed medical treatment after being stranded
on grounded aircraft for up to 10 hours following the car bomb attack at Glasgow Airport.
Strathclyde Police and
airport security had kept all 1,250 passengers, pilots and crew on planes which
had either just landed when the terrorists struck, or were fully boarded ready
All those stranded were eventually taken by bus with police escort to the SECC
Airport staff started to offload passengers at 9.30pm, but didn’t finish till 2am, and up to 250 passengers on some jets
began to suffer with air conditioning shut down and the doors staying shut.
Two diabetics collapsed because their medication was in the baggage hold and
police were called to one holiday jet seven hours after lockdown after
“unrest” amongst passengers.
Read the rest of the story from Squander
It looks like the ‘show’ of Police activity is more
important than dealing with the public and looking after their interests.
Someone must have made specific decisions about keeping those passengers locked up, those decisions now need to be questioned and justified.
Could there be some case for false imprisonment here.