June 17, 2008

Smeato Moves to States

AIRPORT hero John Smeaton is quitting Scotland to live in New York with his American girlfriend.

The former baggage handler plans to become an after dinner speaker and live with girlfriend Christy MacPhedran, 31.

Smeato, 32, who helped tackle suicide bombers at Glasgow airport last summer, met Christy at an awards bash in September.

He said: "You have to grab your opportunities in life and so I have decided to make the move.

"I'm bewildered by how it all turned out. There is nobody more reluctant to be a hero than me but I have to make the most of the situation."

Smeato, who lives with his parents in Erskine, Renfrewshire, added: "I 'm going out to America initially for a couple of months and I am going to just take it from there."

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