Sharm el-Sheikh hotels ‘using fake bomb detectors’

Hotel staff in Sharm el-Sheikh are using “rubbish” bomb detecting equipment as part of their security procedures in the wake of the suspected bombing of a Russian plane flying out of the Egyptian resort, it has been claimed.

As hundreds of Britons remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh, there are fears that the security technology used at hotels in the area is sub-standard and in some cases could even be fake.

Paul Biddiss, a global security adviser, told the Mirror: “If they are what they appear then these so-called scanners are absolute rubbish, as much use as a chocolate fireguard.”

  • Dana Garcia

    I’m still getting accustomed to the idea of the bomb-crazy Middle East as a vacation destination.

  • Brenda

    Hundreds of Britons are in Sharm-El-Sheikh? I no longer have any sympathy for any westerners who still vacation in these Islamic shitholes. There are so many countries more deserving of your tourist dollars.

  • Islam as a whole creates a dysfunctional society. And it sure is doing a good job.

    Why the hell anyone would travel to a Muslim country is beyond me.

  • Maneki-neko

    The Europeans are stranded in hostile Africa, meanwhile the Africans are freely given safe haven in Europe!