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Police red-faced after star Halle skipped airport queue hold-ups

Canadian police have admitted it was wrong for one of their officers to whisk Halle Berry, her model boyfriend and baby through airport security at Montreal airport.

A constable at the airport decided to let the couple pass a long line after a spur-of-the-moment request by Gabriel Aubry, Berry's boyfriend and father of her 22-month-old daughter, Nahla.

An embarrassed Montreal police force has issued a directive, urging officers to avoid a repeat of the episode.

The officer involved will not be reprimanded but the police airport unit will institute stricter rules for the future.

The actress and her family were spotted passing a lengthy security line-up for the Los Angeles flight while other passengers waited for hours to get to US Customs.

The queues were result of heightened security checks at airports across the globe since a foiled terror attack on Christmas Day.

Berry's agent Toni Howard was not available for comment.