Greater Manchester Police say that a plane has been escorted into Manchester Airport following information received by the pilot about a possible device on board.
The police said: “An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board.
“We don’t know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency.
“As a result people will see the police and other agencies at the airport and on the airfield. “At this time I would urge them not to be alarmed. Our response will be as comprehensive as it is proportionate with the safety of those on board and in and around the airport our paramount concern.”
More top news
Remaining rather cool and changeable Wednesday. Most places should have a dry day on Thursday with some sunshine
Chester has a proud political legacy. But now this once-safe Tory seat is one of the key 2015 battlegrounds
St Helens player Kyle Amor and Warrington's Roy Asotasi shaved their beards to raise money for the family of Danny Jones, who died on Sunday