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Hijacker photo man back home

By Staff Reporter

Published 31/03/2016

Ben Innes poses with hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa
Ben Innes poses with hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa

A man who posed for a photo with an alleged Egyptian plane hijacker has arrived back home in the UK.

Ben Innes, from Leeds, decided to take a picture with the accused bogus bomber despite the man apparently having explosives strapped to his waist.

Arriving at Manchester Airport, Mr Innes was filmed allegedly snatching a phone from the hands of a camerawoman.

The 26-year-old health and safety auditor claims he threw "caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity". He said: "I figured if his bomb was real I'd nothing to lose anyway."

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