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Fury as pensioners are left aground

PUBLISHED: 11:25 23 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:42 03 March 2010

DO they look like terrorists?

These furious pensioners were grounded by budget flight airline Ryanair after being told their Ipswich bus pass was not valid identification.

DO they look like terrorists?

These furious pensioners were grounded by budget flight airline Ryanair after being told their Ipswich bus pass was not valid identification.

Even though at the grand old age of 79 and 80 they struggle to find any other form of photo ID, they were barred from getting on their flight because they posed a security risk.

As Victor Meldrew would say: 'I don't believe it!'

Other pensioners – who were travelling on similar domestic routes - have been dealt the same miserable treatment.

The Evening Star exposes a real grey area amid the post-September 11 security backlash.

For the full story, see tonight's Evening Star….

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