Police urged residents with outstanding warrants or unresolved court cases, to check in with them before heading for the airport to go overseas.

A spokesman said today that police knew of people who were arrested at the airport due to unresolved court cases and outstanding warrants, which had caused disruption in travel plans or cancellations.

Anyone worried about an outstanding warrant should visit Hamilton Police Station at least 48 hours before their planned departure date.

A police spokesman added that people should go to the station between 8am and 9am, Mondaty to Friday “to ensure any court matters are properly finalised in a timely fashion”.

“Warrants are instructions issued by the court to the police to apprehend persons for various reasons — including those who have failed to respond to outstanding ticket summons, reconcile outstanding fines or just failed to attend court,” he said.

“The BPS advise people to proactively resolve these matters ahead of any travel plans.”