Essex

Man at Stansted Airport had gun-shaped phone case

Police tweet of gun-shaped iPhone case Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption The man was stopped at Stansted Airport

An air passenger with a handgun-shaped phone case was stopped by police, it has been revealed.

Essex Police said the man was stopped at Stansted Airport earlier.

The force said he risks being charged either with a public order offence or of carrying an imitation firearm in a public space.

"This is what was in the back pocket... An #iPhone case. Someone decided to put themselves in such a situation today," police said in a tweet.

"You have a split decision to make."

Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Essex Police tweeted photographs of the case, which had been tucked into a back pocket

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