Belfast Telegraph

Woman to fight security pass removal

An airport worker has won High Court permission to challenge the withdrawal of her security pass for breaching a restricted zone to buy a carton of milk.

Patricia O'Hara and two female colleagues were said to have compromised a critical area at Belfast International Airport. Security passes the three are required to carry were taken off them after the incident in January.

Ms O'Hara, of Co Antrim and with 11 years' service with handling agent Menzies Aviation, has not worked at the airport since and is seeking to judicially review BIA's refusal to reissue her pass.

The court heard how the three women allegedly "conspired" to break an airlock system at a restricted area. Rather than passing through security, two of them were said to have held doors open at either side for their colleague to then pass through.

Mr Justice Treacy granted leave to apply for a judicial review.

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