Aviation

Police officer leaves gun, ex-prime minister’s passport in plane toilet

A British Airways passenger got a shock when they discovered a pistol and the passport of a former British prime minister in a plane toilet.

David Cameron’s passport and the Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol were reportedly left on the basin in the lavatory by the ex-prime minister’s police bodyguard. The officer has since been suspended from operational duties, pending an investigation according to The Sun.

The concerning objects were found in the World Traveller Plus section.

The incident reportedly caused the flight, which was travelling from Ney York to Heathrow, to be delayed by just over an hour, with one passenger reporting the captain announced a gun had been found on board.

“There was a real commotion going on with a guy near to me. He said he had found a gun in the toilets, which was met with disbelief,” the passenger told The Sun.

“A few minutes later the captain came into our section and confirmed a gun had been found — which freaked everyone out.

“He tried to calm everyone down by explaining that the law allowed handguns on planes for protection officers and that the gun was back with the bodyguard.

”But a guy wasn’t having it. He said he felt uncomfortable about guns being allowed on the plane.

“’The captain left and came back a few minutes later to say the gun had been removed from the plane.”

Its not clear why the officer had Cameron’s passport with him.

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