07/08/2006

Seven protestors arrested at airport

Police have arrested seven people at Prestwick airport after boarding a plane to search for bombs being transported to Israel.

According to reports, three women, aged 48, 55 and 68, and four men, aged 35, 46, 50 and 56 were arrested around 3:30am on Monday.

Two men - aged 35 and 46 - and the 55-year-old women are understood to have got onboard a US military plane.

Four other people, a 25-year-old man and three women aged 36, 45, and 52, were also arrested at the airport in the early hours of Sunday.

All of those arrested are due to appear in court on Tuesday.

The protests were over US military flights, transporting bombs to Israel, stopping at UK airports for refuelling.

In July, US President George W. Bush apologised for failing to to ask for permission from the government for a plane carrying bombs to Israel to land at Prestwick airport.

(KMcA)

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