Passengers being taken off diverted plane at Stansted

The Pakistan International Airlines plane pictured at Stansted Airport. Credit: ITV News

Stansted Airport said passengers were being taken off the Pakistan International Airlines plane.

A spokesperson said the passengers "will be taken to a reception centre on the airport where police may wish to interview them about what they have seen".

"At some point police and the airline will arrange for their onward transportation to Manchester", they added.