Hundreds of suitcases were piled up at Heathrow after issues were reported with the baggage system.

Staff created a sea of luggage as many people were forced to travel without their belongings and told they may not get them back for up to two days.

It is the latest incident of travel disruption at UK airports, which entered the busy summer season with heavy staff shortages leading to hundreds of flights being cancelled.

The industry has been accused of failing to anticipate demand after two years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.

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