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Two held after RAF jets escort Pakistan plane over UK

24 May 2013 Last updated at 15:43 BST

Two men have been arrested after RAF Typhoon jets were launched to escort a passenger plane travelling from Pakistan to the UK, police have said.

Officers boarded Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709, which had been due to land at Manchester, after it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

Two men are being held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft, Essex Police said.

They said the men had been removed from the plane.

Jonathan Beale reports.