Man arrested by Essex Police on suspicion of hate crime at Stansted Airport

Outside Departures at Stansted Airport, Essex, as new quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK are to be set out by Home Secretary Priti Patel. The plans, due to come into force on June 8, will see people arriving in the UK told to isolate for 14 days to prevent coronavirus cases being introduced from overseas.
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Essex Police Officers arrested a man on suspicion of a hate crime at Stansted Airport.

Officers arrested the 55-year-old man as he stepped off a flight from Belgium just before 4pm on Friday 5 November.

The man has been taken to an Essex Police station where he will be questioned.

Essx Police launched an investigation after being made aware of a video on social media of a man being subjected to harassment whilst taking his seat on board an aeroplane before it departed from Stansted Airport on 4th November.

The enquiry is ongoing.