By Jim Norton for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:32 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 00:33 GMT, 2 March 2019
Thousands of passengers skipped airport border checks on landing in Britain last year – after being sent the wrong way.
Around six people every day were either misdirected by staff or went through the wrong door at airports, figures have revealed.
It comes as ministers weigh up whether to impose fines of up to £50,000 on airlines and airports for failing to ensure passengers go through border controls.
As many as 2,431 arrivals to British airports were logged as ‘misdirections’ because they were not processed by border officials in 2018 (stock image)
Some 2,431 arrivals were logged as ‘misdirections’ because they were not processed by border officials in 2018.
This number, which