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Security scare on easy Jet flight was false alarm

The easy Jet flight carrying 151 passengers diverted due to a security scare was a false alarm it has been announced.

The flight EZY2324 between Hamburg and London's Luton Airport was diverted to Stansted Airport as a precautionary measure.

An Essex Policespokesman said there was no security threat.

"The aircraft landed safely at around 17:30 and on arrival was met by the police who are now on-board the aircraft," the spokeswoman said.

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Stansted Airport release security statement

A Stansted spokesperson has released a statement after an easyJet plane was diverted to the airport.

“Stansted Airport can confirm an easyJet Airbus A319 diverted into Stansted as precautionary measure at approximately 17:30 this afternoon.

The aircraft, which was flying from Hamburg to Luton, landed safely with Essex Police in attendance. The airport is open and flights are arriving and departing as normal.”

– Spokesperson, Stansted Airport

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Two arrested after plane makes emergency landing at Stansted

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft Credit: Reuters

Two men have been arrested after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, police have said.

Officers boarded the plane and arrested the pair on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

The Sri Lankan Airlines A330 Airbus, which was carrying 267 passengers and crew, was due to land at Heathrow Airport but was diverted to the Essex airport just after 7.30pm.

The remaining passengers are being looked after at Stansted and are due to be transferred to Heathrow this morning.

Essex Police this morning said the investigation was a criminal matter rather than a terrorism inquiry

Both arrested men, aged 49 and 57, are British nationals, Essex Police said.

The 49-year-old is being treated for a medical condition, not an injury, in hospital.

Acas welcomes news that strike called off at Stansted

Planned strikes by workers who scan baggage at Stansted airport have been called off after a deal on pay was agreed.

Members of the GMB union were due to take industrial action over the bank holiday weekend but have voted to accept an improved offer, which was made after talks with contractor Mitie under the auspices of the conciliation service Acas.

An Acas spokesperson said:

We are pleased that we've been able to help both parties reach a negotiated agreement and they can now move forward.

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Stansted Airport bank holiday strike called off

Planned strikes by workers who scan baggage at Stansted airport have been called off after a deal on pay was agreed.

Passengers at Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

Members of the GMB union were due to take industrial action over the bank holiday weekend but have voted to accept an improved offer, which was made after talks with contractor Mitie under the auspices of the conciliation service Acas.

GMB officer Gary Pearce said: " I am glad that common sense has prevailed and that Mitie has agreed to pay what GMB members have been asking for since October of last year.

"I have given notice to the company that the strike action has now been withdrawn."

Strike action due at Stansted Airport over Bank Holiday

Stansted Airport in Essex Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

GMB trade union has voted for strike action over pay cuts for checked in baggage scanning staff at Stansted Airport during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Strike action will take place between August 23 to 26 from 3.30am to 6am each day and again from 3.30pm to 6pm each day.

In June, the company Mitie imposed an 18 month pay deal backdated to 1st October 2012 which included a cut in premium rates for night work and overtime which cut pay by 3.5% and increased pay rates by 2%.

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