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'Suspicious' device found on Air France jet at Manchester Airport

The control tower at Manchester Airport. Credit: Press Association.

A security alert at Manchester Airport has been stood down after a 'suspicious device' was found on an Air France jet.

Greater Manchester Police said the device, on a flight to Manchester from Paris Charles De Gaulle, has been seized by officers and "safely security checked".

Airport operations have returned to normal, the police said.

"Shortly before 1.30pm on Saturday 21 November 2015, police received a report of a potentially suspicious item on a flight from Paris due to land at Manchester Airport.

"The aircraft landed a short time later, where it was met by emergency services and airport staff and passengers safely disembarked from the flight.

"The electronic item in question has been seized by officers and has now been safely security checked. Officers are now working to establish the identity of its owner."

– Greater Manchester Police

"Manchester Airport operations team responded to a request from police to meet an aircraft travelling from France this afternoon.

"The aircraft was scheduled to arrive just after 1330, it landed safely and was met by emergency services.

"Passengers and crew safely disembarked whilst the police continued their operation. "

– Manchester Airport