Woman refused entry to the UK…for having too much lingerie

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News this week featured a story about a Brazillian woman, refused entry to the UK when arriving at Newcastle airport with a suitcase containing only lingerie. (Source:  BBC)

Suspecting foul-play (i.e. that she may well work in the sex industry), the UK Border Agency sent her back to Brazil.  The BBC reports that:

Airport staff became suspicious when she could not say what she would be doing in the UK, other than “seeing Newcastle city centre”

Now this was bound to arouse suspicion…as everyone knows that there is very little to see in Newcastle city centre.  You certainly wouldn’t travel from Brazil to see it anyway

However, I do feel that it was a tad unsporting for the UK Border Agency to refuse this woman entry simply on the basis that she didn’t have enough clothes.

I imagine that she was simply trying to fit in with the locals.


Written by Lores

April 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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