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No terror link to plane diversion

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, police have said. Officers said the investigation was a criminal matter rather than a terrorism inquiry.

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Police rule out terrorism fears following plane diversion

Police have ruled out terrorism fears after a passenger plane from Sri Lanka was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after the flight from Columbo to Heathrow grounded in Essex yesterday evening.

Essex Police have since said the investigation is a criminal matter rather than a terrorism inquiry.

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