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Stick to safety rules or risk arrest, warns Belfast International Airport boss

Graham Keddie said it would be unlikely the airport would use arrest powers

The head of Belfast International Airport has urged the public to stick to new safety rules or face arrest as passenger flights resume on Monday.

Graham Keddie said that while the airport has the power to arrest those who refuse to wear face masks, he thought such drastic action was unlikely and appealed for passengers’ cooperation.

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The check in hall at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The check in hall at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security Staff members wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security Staff members wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security Staff member wears PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security Staff member wears PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security staff wearing PPE check a mans identity  Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security staff wearing PPE check a mans identity Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security Staff wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security Staff wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security Staff wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security Staff wear PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Outside Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Outside Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2020. See PA story HEATH Coronavirus Ulster . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Security Staff member wears PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th.  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Security Staff member wears PPE at Belfast International Airport which reopens on Monday June 15th. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Graham Keddie

He also hit out at what he called the “crazy rules” on quarantine, which requires international passengers arriving to self-isolate for 14 days.