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Man missing after being charged for barricading himself inside Heathrow jet cockpit

Luis Pedro Costa was bailed from Uxbridge Magistrates Court after being charged for illegally boarding the plane at Heathrow Airport

Can you help find Luis Pedro Costa?
Can you help find Luis Pedro Costa?

Police say they are urgently appealing for information to trace a vulnerable missing man from Chiswick .

According to Metropolitan Police , Luis Pedro Costa, 38, was last seen after attending Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday (March 7).

Costa was bailed from court after being charged for unlawfully being airside, and unlawfully being on an aircraft at Heathrow Airport on March 5.

Luis Pedro Costa is to stand trial for allegedly breaching security and locking himself inside the cockpit of a British Airways plane.

He was due to return to his home in Chiswick but has not been seen since.

Costa is a Portuguese man, described by police as approximately 5ft 8inches tall of medium build with brown eyes, balding with brown hair and currently has a beard.

Costa also has a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on his upper left arm.

Officers are extremely concerned for Costa's well-being and mental welfare. He is not considered a risk to the public but police need to trace him urgently.

Anyone who has seen Luis Pedro Costa or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Hounslow Police via 101.



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