Judge Charles Gratwicke has described the trial of two men who were accused of endangering an aircraft that had to be diverted to Stansted Airport in Essex as "tenuous and peppered with inconsistencies''.
Tayyab Subhani and Mohammed Safdar were cleared at at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning.
The judge added:
"Under the circumstances no jury can properly convict these men."
More top news
A fine and dry day, with pleasant spells of sunshine
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that he has been impressed with trialists Giles Coke and Larsen Touré.
A woman has been telling ITV News Anglia how her dog saved her from crowbar wielding robbers who attacked her in her own home.