New airport scan device gets trial in North East

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A REVOLUTIONARY bottle scanner to detect liquid explosives is being trialled at a North East airport.

The device, which has been developed by County Durham-based firm Kromek, has been installed at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

The scanner can flag up dangerous liquids within 20 seconds without the need to open the container or handle the liquid.

New laws in the autumn mean passengers using UK airports will be able to carry liquids bought in transit when transferring between flights, providing screening measures are in place.