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Armed police arrest Sunderland men on Manchester plane

Armed police boarded a plane to arrest two men minutes before it was due to leave Manchester Airport.

The Tenerife-bound Viking aircraft had started to taxi out towards the runway when the pilot was ordered to turn back on Friday morning.

Officers boarded the plane and arrested two Sunderland men, aged 34 and 43, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The men were taken back to the north east for questioning as part of the Durham Constabulary investigation.

Passengers continued their journey when the plane departed later.

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