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| I travelled through London City Airport on the 6th of June 2018, and was quite appalled at the behaviour of the security staff. Firstly, my bag was moved for special inspection: I was brusquely told that inhalers were considered liquids at LCY. I travel at least 10 times a month across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North America and have never had my inhalers questioned. I pointed this out and immediately another security person came up to me and repeated that it was “this airport’s policy”. I felt quite harassed by this person. But if it is LCY policy, there is nothing to warn passengers to place inhalers separately. This would save a lot of trouble. Then the security woman searched my bag and brought out a container in which I had cheese. This was sent through the scanner again: it was quite unnecessary, as I could have just opened the container and sampled it myself. Then she found my sandwich and put that through the scanner as well. It was very chaotic, as each item was removed and rescanned separately. My belongings were strewn across 5 different trays. Once I had finally managed to retrieve my laptop, iPad, and cheese, I noticed that my sandwich was missing. I asked where that was and the staff became very abusive and shouted that I was accusing them of stealing my sandwich. The man also said “we’ll, we wouldn’t want you to go hungry, would we?” Which was highly sarcastic and done purposely to humiliate me in front of all the other passengers. This was all done in a very derogatory manner and was extremely unpleasant. I waited for at least 10 minutes but the sandwich did not reappear. Finally I had to leave as my flight was boarding. In all the hundreds of airports I have travelled through, I have never experienced such an appalling shambles at security, poor manners and disdainful behaviour from security staff.