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UK arrests two after bomb threat diverts Ryanair plane 14 July 2020 - 12:30

British police said on Tuesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of making a bomb threat after a flight from Poland to Ireland was forced to divert to Britain.Essex Police in southeast England said two men were held at Stansted Airport late on Monday after a Ryanair flight landed following "reports of a security alert".Two fighter jets scrambled from a nearby military base to escort the plane to the airport.The budget airline said a note had been found in one of the plane's toilets claiming explosives were on board.But a search found nothing suspicious on board the aircraft, which had been flying from the Polish city Krakow to the Irish capital Dublin."Two men - aged 47 and 26 - have been arrested on suspicion of making threats to endanger an aircraft and are currently in custody," Essex police said."We appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone involved."jj/phz/jxbRYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC

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