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Police find remains in North Yorkshire

Police found human remains near Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire Credit: ITV

Police investigating the murder of a missing woman have found human remains near Brimham Rocks, in North Yorkshire.

Gemma Simpson was 23 when went missing in Leeds in 2000.

Officers are now working to identify the body. Gemma's family have been informed of the developments.

The beauty spot is still open to the public Credit: ITV

Canadian Bomber arrives at Coningsby - but without its British counterpart

The rain ruined the airborne reunion of the Lancaster Bombers, but thousands of people still braved the pouring rain to see the arrival of the Canadian Bomber, V-Vera at the end of its three and a half thousand mile journey.

Over the next few weeks it'll take part in a series of events with the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

David Wood reports:


Rain puts paid to historic flight plans

The weather has ruined plans for a historic fly-past of Lancaster planes in Lincolnshire.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will now not take off - but it will meet the Canadian Avro plane on the ground at RAF Coninsgby.

There will still be a flypast of the Canadian plane and the Red Arrows.

Those waiting for the planes to land at RAF Coningsby will now only see the Canadian Avro Lancaster land
Umbrellas at the ready: crowds are still waiting - even though the historic Bomber planes will only meet on the ground

RAF Coninsgby gearing up for historic flight

RAF Coningsby is gearing up for special visitors today.

A Canadian Lancaster will join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Lincolnshire today.

Lancaster Bomber at RAF Coningsby
Planespotters line the boundary of RAF Coningsby

The Canadian plane will make its way over Scunthorpe just before 1pm, over Hilbadstow at 1pm, where it will be joined by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

They will then fly towards Scampton where they'll be joined by the Red Arrows.

At 1.15pm all will fly over Lincoln Cathedral,

At 1.24pm the Red Arrows will fly over Newark, while the 2 Lancasters will fly over Cranwell.

At 1.28pm the Reds rejoin the Lancaster and BBMF over Tattershall, to fly together over Coningsby.

Historic flight over Lincolnshire

The last remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers will come together today in Lincolnshire.

The Lancaster Bomber will fly over Lincoln Cathedral at 1.15pm

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, will join the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum as they fly their prized Avro Lancaster.

They will all fly over Lincoln Cathedral at lunchtime, before landing at RAF Coningsby.

It will be witnessed by 125 Lancaster veterans, and organisers expect thousands of others to turn out.


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Man sectioned over plane bomb hoax

A man, 47, arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat on board a plane has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

He was a passenger on board a Qatar Airways flight escorted into Manchester Airport by a Typhoon fighter jet. The airport was shut down while the plane was checked but no device was found.

Following his arrest he was assessed by medical staff and again by a mental health team. He was subsequently sectioned to allow for a fuller assessment and appropriate treatment.

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Passenger tells ITV News: I asked myself, 'Is this real?'

A passenger onboard the plane which had to be escorted into land after a hoax bomb threat, has told ITV Granada Reports that he was 'terrified' when he saw the RAF typhoon jets, and asked himself: 'Is this moment real?'.

Josh Hartley spoke to ITV News after passing through security. He was one of two passengers onboard tweeting pictures and updates from the aircraft.

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Passengers 'were frightened by bomb rumours'

Another passenger aboard the Qatar Airways flight escorted into Manchester Airport today says children on board were crying amid "rumours there's a bomb on the plane".

Aureng Zeb, left, outside Manchester Airport today. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Aurang Zeb, 60, returning from a holiday to his home in Bradford, said: "I thought there was something wrong because there was a jet flying so near."

Mr Zeb said the plane landed and was taken to an area well away from the terminal and other planes, where they waited for 45 minutes then moved again closer to the terminal.

"Then I saw all the police with guns. Lots of police everywhere," he added.

Mr Zeb said two armed police then came on and removed the suspect passenger, after sitting him up and telling him: 'Put your hands up'.

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47-year-old man held over 'hoax bomb threat'

Police say the passenger held over an alleged bomb threat hoax on a Qatar Airways plane today is a 47-year-old man from the north-west.

“The incident arose when the pilot received information about a possible device on board the plane having been handed a note from a passenger," Greater Manchester Police said.

A full search of the aircraft had now been completed with nothing suspicious found, the force said.

Police say the man has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax and remains in custody for questioning.

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