Customs staff at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport handled live ammunition a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report:

Safety failures at an airport led to officials tampering with anti-tank ammunition which could have detonated at the site.

The BBC has obtained an investigation report by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport in 2009.

A customs official balanced the shell on his knee close to a runway while aircraft operated.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.