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Woman arrested at Stansted Airport released on bail

PUBLISHED: 09:11 24 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:11 24 June 2019

A plane has been forced to land at Stansted Airport after a reported bomb threat. Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT

A plane has been forced to land at Stansted Airport after a reported bomb threat. Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT

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A woman arrested at the weekend after fighter jets were scrambled to escort a plane back to Stansted Airport has been released on bail.

The 25-year-old, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, was arrested on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and endangering an aircraft.

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She has been released on bail until Tuesday, July 30.

MORE: 'Explosion' over Essex was sonic boom from RAF Typhoon escorting Stansted flight

Two RAF Typhoon jets were sent to escort a plane back to the Essex Hub on Saturday following reports of an "extremely disruptive passenger" on board a flight from Stansted to Dalaman in Turkey.

The two Typhoons caused a sonic boom in the area as they escorted the plane back to Stansted - prompting 999 calls from people who thought there had been an explosion.

Essex police received a large number of 999 calls about a loud explosion. The force confirmed the noise was a sonic boom from a passing aircraft.

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