Chocolate cake sparks security alert at Stansted airport

The chocolate cake set off an automatic alarm when it was detected in hand luggage. Credit: ITV Meridian

A major security alert at London Stansted airport has been sparked by a chocolate birthday cake.

It set off an automatic alarm when it was detected in hand luggage, with security staff at first suspecting the cake might contain explosives.

Read the full story with video at ITV Meridian.