BATTLING taxi driver Alex McIlveen faced down the Glasgow Airport terror suspects ... and his courage cost him his favourite pair of trainers and a £30 parking fine. Dad-of-two Alex punched and kicked the two men after they crashed a Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas canisters into the door of Terminal One. The 45-year-old booted one of the suspects, whose body was covered in flames, as hard as he could between the legs. But the man didn't appear to feel the blow, and a police doctor told Alex later that he'd damaged a tendon in his foot.
After the drama, police confiscated Alex's trainers for forensic tests. And when he went back to the airport to pick up his cab, he was stunned to find that he'd been given a parking ticket. Alex said: "The police took all the clothes I 'd been wearing so I lost my Nike trainers. They're a good pair too.
"I didn't get out of the police station until late on Saturday night and I found the parking ticket on my cab next day. I couldn't believe it." Alex, of Glasgow, was one of several hero Scots who took on the men who targeted the airport on Saturday afternoon. He punched and kicked the passenger from the Jeep, believed to be Iraqi doctor Bilal Abdulla.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Kicking the Terrorists Where It Hurts
THIS is the sort of authoritarian action I thoroughly approve of taking against terrorists.