Man who flew to New York from London without passport arrested again

03:41 PM | 13 Feb, 2024
Man who flew to New York from London without passport arrested again

LONDON - A man who was alleged of traveling from London to New York without a ticket or even the passport was apprehended once again.

The 46-ear-old Craig Sturt was arrested in Richmond, located in south-west London on Monday on suspicion of failing to attend court.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that Sturt did not appear for a scheduled hearing at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court for a hearing in January.

Sturt was initially arrested on Christmas Day upon his return to London from a flight originating in New York but failed to appear before the court in a hearing.

Revealing the details, Scotland Yard disclosed that the suspect, hailing from Slough, Berkshire, faced charges of obtaining services by deception, trespassing airside without authorization, and unlawfully boarding an aircraft.

Sturt navigated security checkpoints and passport control at Heathrow Airport without presenting any documentation before boarding a British Airways flight on December 23.

Upon arrival at JFK airport, he was intercepted and repatriated to the UK, where he was apprehended and accused of fraud and offenses under the Aviation Security Act.

Court records indicate that he confessed to the charges during proceedings at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court. On the other hand, British Airways issued a statement and said they were cooperating with the authorities in their investigation.

A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport also commented, stating, "All individuals accessing airside areas undergo security screening, including the individual involved in this incident. We are assisting the authorities with their ongoing inquiry."

Following his arrest, he remains detained at a London police station.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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