- Father’s fury as rackets are banned because of threat to passengers
- ‘They said I could take it out and hit an air stewardess on the head’
A furious holidaymaker has condemned airport security staff after his child’s tennis rackets were confiscated and destroyed for being potentially ‘lethal weapons’.
Richard Chew was flying to the holiday island of Majorca with his nine-year-old stepson Will when they were forced to hand over the rackets.
Mr Chew, a 46-year-old PR, was stopped at Leeds Bradford Airport because of the alleged threat to other passengers as he travelled to see Will’s mother, Vicky Locklin, in Spain.