UK firm reported on Egyptian airport security in recent weeks, ITV News learns

British security firm Control Risks delivered a report on security at Egypt's main airports to the country's authorities in the last few weeks, the company has told ITV News.

The firm was employed by the Egyptian government to conduct a full review of security procedures at its three main airports after a Russian Metrojet flight crashed in October following take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh.

A spokesman for Control Risks today confirmed the firm had completed its report on procedures at airports in Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo and Marsa Alam and delivered it to Egyptian authorities in 'mid April'.

The company said it could not confirm the contents of the report and did not know whether it had resulted in any change of procedure at Egypt's airports.

Confirmation that Egypt's government had received the external assessment of the country's airport security comes amid the investigation into what caused the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MH804.

Officials are examining whether the plane might have been brought down deliberately.

If that proved to be the case, it is likely a subsequent investigation would examine whether weak security at any of the airports where the aircraft recently landed could have been to blame.