Stansted security alert

A security alert is issued at Stansted Airport after an easyJet aircraft heading from Hamburg in Germany to Luton is diverted to the Essex based airport.

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Stansted Airport release security statement

A Stansted spokesperson has released a statement after an easyJet plane was diverted to the airport.

“Stansted Airport can confirm an easyJet Airbus A319 diverted into Stansted as precautionary measure at approximately 17:30 this afternoon.

The aircraft, which was flying from Hamburg to Luton, landed safely with Essex Police in attendance. The airport is open and flights are arriving and departing as normal.”

– Spokesperson, Stansted Airport

Breaking: Security alert at Stansted Airport

There are reports of a security alert unfolding at Stansted Airport this evening. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are reports of a security alert unfolding at Stansted Airport this evening.

An easyJet aircraft heading from Hamburg in Germany to Luton has been diverted to the Essex based airport.

Essex Police have been called to the scene and all passengers remain on the aircraft.

The airport is continuing to operate as normal.

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