Page last updated at 05:19 GMT, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:19 UK

Air travellers on 'naked' scanners


A new security scanner which produces "naked" images of passengers is being tested at Manchester Airport, enabling staff to instantly spot any hidden weapons or explosives.

It means that passengers will no longer need to remove their jackets and shoes as they can scan right through.

Testing had been delayed until now as civil rights groups were worried about the invasion of privacy.

Some passengers at Manchester airport give their view of the new 'naked' scanners.


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