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Two small fires which broke out on a Monarch plane are believed to have been started deliberately by a passenger.
West Midlands Police have launched an inquiry into the incidents on a Monarch service from Birmingham Airport to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
The force said no-one was hurt as both blazes were contained and extinguished by staff on board the flight on Thursday August 27.
A police spokesman said: "Officers from the Airport Policing Unit continue to investigate the circumstances around the incidents.
"At present no arrests have been made but our inquiries are still ongoing."
In a statement, Monarch Airlines said local police were in attendance when flight ZB472, an Airbus A321 carrying 201 passengers and seven crew, touched down in Egypt.
"UK authorities have been notified and are dealing with the matter. As the alleged incident is the subject of a police investigation, we are not in a position to comment further," the airline said.
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Three police forces have been criticised by the police watchdog for "poor" handling of discrimination complaints.
The West Midlands, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire forces were accused of "significant" failings in the way they dealt with allegations of discrimination, in an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) report.
The full audio from a voicemail allegedly left by two police officers on the phone of a suspected domestic violence victim has been released.
WARNING: This audio contains language which some people may find offensive.
The officers had arrived to take a statement at the Sutton Coldfield home of teenager Alex Faragher, 19 - but when they discovered she wasn't in, she says they called her phone.
And she claims a foul-mouthed rant was inadvertently recorded, in which they called her a "f****** slag" and a "bitch".
Two officers at the centre of claims they left a foul-mouthed rant on the voicemail of a suspected domestic violence victim have been put on restricted duties.
West Midlands Police have confirmed the officers, based at Sutton Coldfield police station, would not be in public-facing roles while an investigation was carried out.
It comes after the force's professional standards department launched an investigation into allegations of gross misconduct after the 19-year-old girl complained that officers had accidentally been caught swearing and insulting her on a voicemail message.
Birmingham North police commander Rachel Jones said the force was treating the accusation as "serious".
Maintaining the highest professional standards is essential as part of our ongoing commitment to securing and maintaining the trust and confidence of the communities we serve.
Across the force we expect the highest standards of professionalism from all officers and police staff.
Whilst professional standards enquiries are ongoing, the officers have been placed on restricted duties and in a non-public facing role.