British man, 51, arrested in Oslo after bomb threat on Ryanair flight

Cabin crew discovered note on the plane claiming there was a potential security threat on board.

Police have arrested a 51-year-old British man over an alleged bomb threat on board a Ryanair flight from London to Oslo.

The low-cost airline said the security alert was alerted when a note was found by cabin crew on the flight from Stansted to Gardermoen on Friday (July 17).

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Oslo police said the plane landed safely before passengers were evacuated and the aircraft is being searched by officers, including those from the bomb squad.

A 51-year-old British man has been arrested over an alleged bomb threat on board a Ryanair flight from London to Oslo, police said.

A statement said: “The police are in control of the incident and have arrested a 51-year-old man, suspected of being behind the threats. The man is a British citizen.”

Olav Unnestad, head of joint operational services in the Eastern police district, said the suspect would be interviewed as soon as possible.

A Ryanair spokesman said: “Crew on a Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Oslo today (July 17) discovered a note that claimed there was a potential security threat on board.

“The captain followed procedures and continued to Oslo airport where the plane landed safely.

“Customers remained on board while authorities carried out a security search.

“Passengers in Olso waiting to depart to London Stansted are being transferred to a replacement aircraft to minimise any delay to their flight.

“This is now a matter for local police, and Ryanair apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused.”

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Two men, aged 47 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of making threats to endanger an aircraft after the plane was forced to divert to Stansted.

Essex Police said nothing suspicious was found on board.

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