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Military jet escorts plane to Stansted Airport

A Eurofighter aircraft was scrambled to escort a private jet into Stansted Airport this evening.

The Gulfstream aircraft lost communication with Air Traffic Control while it was flying over the UK.

A spokesman for Stansted Airport says as a precaution the jet was intercepted by at least one Eurofighter aircraft and escorted to Stansted where it landed just before 8.

There were three people on board the aircraft, Essex Police spoke to them and say their response has been stood down.