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30th June 2022, 20:34

​Moldovan man given six month suspended prison sentence for trespassing on runway

A Moldovan national has been given a six month suspended prison sentence at the Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to trespassing in a restricted area of the runway.

On Wednesday, Ruslan Yuritch Pustotin jumped the frontier fence to enter Gibraltar. His defence lawyer explained that all he wanted to do was look at the planes.

The 37 year old also pleaded guilty to not having a valid passport or certificate.

The Justice of the Peace remanded Pustotin and set out a Detention and Removal order. No separate penalty was given for entering Gibraltar illegally or not having the correct documentation.