Man released without charge after controlled explosion at Stansted Airport

London Stansted’s terminal building Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT

A suspicious pacakage was found at London Stansted Airport in Essex on Saturday - Credit: Stansted Airport

A man arrested in connection with the discovery of a suspicious package at Stansted Airport has been released without charge.

A suspect bag was found in the security area of the Essex airport on Saturday afternoon, with one terminal being evacuated. It caused serious disruption for some passengers.

Essex Police confirmed a cordon had been put in place as military explosive experts were called in to assess the package.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the bag, with its contents forensically recovered by police investigators.

However, police do not believe there was anything of concern inside the package.

A man was arrested in connection with the incident, but police confirmed on Sunday morning he had been released without charge.