UK airports remain at ‘critical’ alert level after weekend attack on Glasgow Airport – 02/07/07

UK. Airports remain on “˜critical’ terror alert – the highest level – after attempted car bombings at Glasgow Airport and in the city of London over the past few days.

The terror alert was raised after a Jeep Cherokee, packed with gas cylinders, was driven into the doors of BAA-owned Glasgow Airport on Saturday afternoon and caught fire. The attack followed a day after two vehicles carrying explosives made from petrol, gas cylinders and nails were found in central London.

Glasgow Airport’s website says: “Glasgow Airport is now fully operational and flights are beginning to return to normal. However, a number of flights remain cancelled while others remain subject to delay.

“Passengers due to travel to Glasgow Airport should confirm the status of their flight with their airline before leaving for the airport.”

Additional police patrols and vehicle searches are taking place at airports and other major transport and infrastructure locations. That will spell further disruption for travellers in the UK but few will be complaining about added security given the gravity of developments over recent days.

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