‘I was made to feel like a criminal for designer handbag’

The offending bag.

The offending bag.

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A Lurgan woman had her handbag confiscated at Belfast International Airport because it was deemed an offensive weapon.

Bernie O’Neill commented: “I was made to feel like a criminal by the customs officials who pulled us in on our way home from Spain.

“They asked to search our bags which was not a problem as I knew we where okay. But it seems I had brought an offensive weapon into the country and they confiscated my knuckle duster handbag which I bought last year in Spain and it cost me 100 euros. So not only was I made to feel stupid, I lost my lovely wee bag. So girls. be careful you’re not made a criminal just because you like handbags.”