Just when it seems that everybody is doing everything in their power to transit through airports as fast as possible, comes the news that a man has been living at Gatwick for four years. Anthony Delaney ate, showered and slept at the West Sussex airport; the 43 year old only left to collect his jobseeker's allowance.
He didn't have any mental health, drug or alcohol problems and was no bother, a Crown Court hearing in Lewes was told. He said that he'd lived there since 2004 because it was 'clean, dry and warm'. He was banned from the airport under by-laws, but breached the ban and was consequently given an ASBO banning him from the site. Which makes you wonder why they didn't just give the guy a broom instead?