Two men have been released from police custody after a suspicious device found in the bathroom of a passenger plane was found to be a mobile phone.
Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept the Ryanair flight from Vienna to London on Sunday after the object sparked concern.
The pair – a 34-year-old man from Kuwait and a 48-year-old man from Italy – were detained at Stansted Airport shortly after 7pm under the Terrorism Act.
They have been released without charge after officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) found neither had committed any offence.
An ERSOU spokesperson confirmed the “suspicious” object was a mobile phone.
Detective Superintendent Andy Waldie, head of ERSOU’s counter terrorism policing unit, said: “We understandably take...Read More