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Edinburgh Airport reveals weird items seized by security staff

It is always fascinating to find out what items get left behind in hire cars, but the Car Hire Edinburgh Airport staff think the same must happen for those who work in airport security.

A list of odd items seized at Edinburgh Airport has been released with a tub of jam, water pistols and a Christmas snow globe amongst the items listed. This also includes over 25 tonnes of liquids from hand luggage being seized as passengers continue to ignore the ban on containers exceeding 100ml.

Airport security manager Julie Matthews said “Foreign travellers account for most of the more bizarre items we seize. Other countries do not have the same stringent rules as the UK. For example, many French men carry a small knife for eating apples and it’s OK in a French airport but not allowed in the UK.”

This weekend ahead is considered one of the busiest of the year as more than 90,000 passengers are expected to fly out as the start of the school holidays gets under way.

Family lanes will be introduced at the airport to speed up the check-in process. A blanket ban on all liquids over 100ml was introduced in 2006, with passengers advised to stow restricted items in their checked in suitcases.

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