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Dashcam footage captures 'sonic boom' over Suffolk

A woman has captured the 'sonic boom' that was felt by many underneath the Stansted flight path.

Angela Welham-Hagan caught the noise on her dashcam outside her house in Stowmarket.

RAF fighter jets scrambled to escort a Luton bound flight into Stansted airport yesterday morning.

The passenger plane was escorted to Stansted after reports of a security alert on board.

Essex Police later said nothing suspicious was found on the plane.

Cash machine blown up by thieves in Northamptonshire

Officers are looking for witnesses and information following the aggravated burglary in Crick. Credit: Richard Thompson

A cash machine at a store in Crick has been blown up by thieves.

Officers were called to the Co-op in High Street around 2am on Wednesday 4 October.

Gas canisters were used to blow up the cashpoint outside the shop.

Crowbars were used to force entry into the store and steal the cash boxes from the ATM, before the offenders made off in a car.

Police say there were four offenders, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, who were seen driving off in a white Audi hatchback towards Yelvertoft and West Haddon.

  • Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


Firefighters wrapped children in cling film for a joke

The crew at Southend fire station has been suspended from community events Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation has been launched after a Essex firefighter reportedly wrapped two children in cling film.

The incident, which involved the children of a crew member, happened at a fire station in Southend.

Their mother, who posted photos on Facebook, said it was intended as a joke, but she accepted "we should not have played around like this at the fire station".

The service said the watch had been put on "core duties only", meaning it cannot carry out community work.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "We believe that no harm was caused to the children, and that the parents were present throughout the event.

"The firefighters involved are embarrassed and regretful of how this event has been interpreted."

Passengers on plane diverted to Stansted talk to ITV Anglia News

The Ryanair flight being escorted into Stansted Airport this morning

Passengers on board a Ryanair flight that was diverted from Luton to Stansted after a security scare have been talking about what happened.

The plane was escorted by an RAF Typhoon fighter which created a sonic boom as it flew over Suffolk just before nine o'clock this morning (Weds)

After landing safely passengers were taken by coach to Luton.

Click below to hear what they had to say to ITV Anglia reporter Russell Hookey


Flight drama caused by 'suspected hoax'

An RAF fighter escorting a Ryanair flight into Stansted

A security scare on board a Ryanair flight that was escorted by RAF jets and saw flights at Stansted Airport grounded was a suspected hoax, the airline have said.

Passengers were safely taken off the plane which was diverted from it's route between Kaunas, Lithuania, and Luton and forced to land at Stansted, just before nine o'clock this morning.

Police say officers found nothing suspicious on board.

Flights to and from Stansted returned to normal within ten minutes

Police escort passengers to Stansted terminal after security alert

Armed officers at Stansted Airport have now escorted passengers from the diverted Ryanair flight at the centre of a security scare to the terminal building.

The flight was on the way from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton when the alarm was raised. It landed safely after being escorted by an RAF Typhoon fighter

Ryanair flight lands safely at Stansted after security alert

Passengers have been led away from the Ryanair flight that was escorted into Stansted this morning by an RAF Typhoon after a security scare.

Armed police were waiting on the runway for the aircraft that landed safely. It was on route from Kaunas in Lithuania to Luton when the alarm was raised.

Flights were held for ten minutes at Stansted but are now operating normally again.

PHOTOS: Fighter jet escorts Ryanair flight into Stansted

RAF jet escorts a passenger plane into Stansted Airport Credit: Andy Longhurst/Twitter

Pictures have emerged of an RAF Typhoon jet escorting a passenger plane into Stansted Airport. The Ryanair flight was diverted after a security incident onboard.

Credit: Andy Longhurst/Twitter
Credit: Andy Longhurst/Twitter
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