A pair of protestors have been arrested on suspicion of breaking into Stansted Airport after claiming to target superstar Taylor Swift's jet. 

Police were called to Stansted Airport at around 5.10am on Thursday, June 19, to reports that two people had gained access to the airfield before causing damage to two aircrafts.

A 22-year-old woman from Brighton and a 28-year-old woman from Dumbarton have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and interference with the use or operation of national infrastructure. 

A spokesperson for Just Stop Oil said that one of the jets targeted was owned by pop star, Taylor Swift. 

Essex Police confirmed the pop star's jet, which Just Stop Oil said had landed at Stansted “mere hours before”, was not at the airport.

Just Stop Oil named the pair as Jennifer Kowalski, 28, and Cole Macdonald, 22. 

This incident happened comes just before the musician's highly anticipated Era's Tour heads to London for the weekend.

The post on X read: “Jennifer and Cole cut the fence into the private airfield at Stansted where @taylorswift13’s jet is parked, demanding an emergency treaty to end fossil fuels by 2030.”

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An accompanying video showed one of the activists cutting a hole in the airfield’s metal fence using an angle grinder.

Macdonald said: “We’re living in two worlds: one where billionaires live in luxury, able to fly in private jets away from the other, where unliveable conditions are being imposed on countless millions.

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“Billionaires are not untouchable, climate breakdown will affect every single one of us.”

Kowalski said: “Over the years, I’ve had to realise that even working in sustainability provides me with essentially no ability to make the necessary changes to prevent the complete collapse of our natural systems. I have to take desperate measures to make my voice heard.

Both of the protestors were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and interference with the use or operation of national infrastructure

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Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow, of Essex Police, said: “I would like to reassure passengers and the wider public that we are well prepared and resourced to deal with incidents of this nature.

“We maintain a constant presence at the airport and this presence will be heightened over the summer period.

“We are not anti-protest but we will always take action where criminal acts take place.”