Two arrested at rogue Manchester Airport 'meet and greet' car park after ‘knife threat’ | The Sun

TWO men have been arrested at an unofficial 'meet and greet' airport car park following knife threats to customers.

They were busted near Manchester Airport following reports of cars being damaged, stolen, seized by creditors and driven miles.

The men, aged 21 and 52, were cuffed at the scene in Styal, Cheshire, on Sunday on suspicion of affray after one customer claimed they had been threatened with a knife.

The car owner had allegedly challenged staff over the safety of a vehicle being used to transport customers to the airport.

The pair have since been released on conditional bail, the Knutsford Guardian reported.

A third man, aged 48, was also arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, after he used a client's car to collect the two colleagues from custody.

Read More motors stories

I’m a motors expert… here’s the best used cars you can buy for under £5,000

EV cars are ruining my business…they are problematic even on short journeys

Pictures from the Moss Lane site show rows of cars – including high-end Mercedes and BMWs – parked in puddles on a muddy field.

Cheshire Police said when they made a further visit on Tuesday, many of the vehicles were damaged.

Cops later spoke to a number of people, and a minibus – previously used as an airport transfer – was seized after it was found to be unsafe.

Inspector Andrew Baker said: "Many people using these car parks make their bookings through online comparison sites, believing that they are booking professional, secure airport parking which are linked to the airport.

Most read in The Sun


Britney Spears ‘splits from husband Sam’ and pair is ‘headed for divorce’


My son almost died from drinking Prime – it needs to come off shelves


Pilot collapses and dies in toilet onboard Boeing 787 he was flying


Jacqueline Jossa mum-shamed for school shoe choice for daughters Ella and Mia

"Many of these car parks are simply muddy fields on land bordering the runway and have no affiliation to the airport whatsoever."

Scam meet and greets are a growing scourge in Britain.

Abbie Latimer said that when she picked her car up from a Manchester Airport meet and greet it was covered in muck, had 200 extra miles on the clock and had been left in a residential street.

However they claim that a worker for the company was rude and told them: "We don't f****** care."

Meanwhile John Craig was disgusted after meet and greet scammers took his BMW on a 250-mile joyride – before dumping a weed grinder in it and treating the footwells like a "cigarette bin".

Source: Read Full Article