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Belfast Airport Parking Bomb Scare

A car bomb that sat undiscovered for a whole year in a vehicle at Q PARK - a long term parking facility at Belfast International Airport - was revealed this week.

Q Park could neither confirm or deny this, because the vehicle was not pre-registered. 'It had just been sitting there a very long time,' someone said. Within 24 hours the situation was diffused (so to speak), and the premises declared safe again.

At first, this sounds like a terrifying sign of the times. Just mentioning the B-word at an airport is enough to get you thrown in detention for hours of questioning. Everyone becomes a suspect when national security is at risk. But there is a silver lining here:

It's great to know that you can leave your car at long term facility for a full year and not worry about it getting stolen. 10 points for Q Park security.

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.