12-year-olds on a plane

(via StupidSecurity)
I missed this when it happened, but last week on Thursday, a 12-year old boy managed to get on an airplane without a passport, without a ticket, and without being screened by airport security.  This is what the heightened security in the UK gives travellers for security?

The boy was discovered by cabin crew and turned over to airport police. Officials said they could not explain how he got aboard the plane, especially in light of security checks imposed last week after authorities foiled an alleged plot to bomb jetliners leaving Britain.

[tags]UK airport security win? 12-year-old on plane without ticket[/tags]