A holidaymaker from Wigan caused quite a stir when he tried to take pies through security at Manchester Airport.
Mike Farrell, from Platt Bridge, did not think twice about packing a few pies when he was going on holiday to Spain.
He said: "On arrival at security I placed my belongings in the tray. My sandwiches, crisps and pies. Thinking nothing of it I pushed them through the conveyor belt with rest of my things.
"Walking through the scanner I always feel slightly apprehensive hoping it doesn't buzz. I walked through and nothing went off. Phew to my relief I went to collect my bags with my children.
"My case came through soon after and mobile etc, then standing there I thought.....have I forgotten anything?
"'Daddy where's our food?', the little one shouted.
"To my anguish I could see the bag of jackbit in the bag search queue. Wondering to myself whatever for?
"Another five minutes later I was shouted out by the security officer, 'Is this your bag sir?'
"'Yes', I replied to my relief after waiting.
"The young lady explained that the shape of my pies looked obscure going through the scanner!
"It could only happen to a Wigan lad this I thought. All in the interest of national security, me and the family laughed it off and went on our way to the airport bar.
"It's one trip to Spain I will never forget for all the pie reasons!"