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Last Updated: Thursday, 12 May, 2005, 09:29 GMT 10:29 UK
Air sharp objects rules relaxed
Sharp object warning sign
Small nail scissors and knitting needles will be allowed on board
People in Jersey will be able to carry some sharp objects in hand luggage when travelling on planes.

Round-ended scissors and those with blades shorter than 3cm (1.2 ins) will now be permitted.

Passengers can also take knitting needles and souvenir teaspoons into the cabin in their hand luggage.

This brings Jersey into line with the UK's revisions of security measures that were originally brought in after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

But a ban will still remain in place on objects such as corkscrews and penknives.

Sharp objects were banned on airlines after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 which were carried out with the help of sharpened box-cutters smuggled on board.

Within a year 15,000 sharp objects a day were being confiscated and disposed across UK airports.


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