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French police order private jet of holidaymakers to return to UK

French police have turned away a group of holidaymakers who flew to the country on a private jet from the UK.

Seven men and three women reportedly flew into Marseille-Provence airport where they were due to transfer to a helicopter bound for a luxury villa in Cannes. The group, made up of several nationalities including Croatian, German, French, Romanian and Ukrainian, were refused permission to enter France and ordered to fly back to the UK, the Guardian reports.

“They were coming for a holiday in Cannes and three helicopters were waiting on the tarmac,” a border police spokesperson told Agence France-Presse. “We notified them they were not allowed to enter the national territory and they left four hours later.”

The incident happened last Saturday but the details were only released yesterday, with French police confirming strict checks would be carried out on private aircraft arriving in France over the Easter weekend.

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