BREAKING NATIONAL NEWS: RAF fighter jets intercept Heathrow-bound airliner and divert it to Stansted

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The accident is causing short delays both ways at Southampton Road

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Two RAF fighter jets were this afternoon scrambled to intercept a UK bound airliner after unconfirmed reports of a security threat.

The Heathrow-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight was diverted to Stansted Airport. The flight landed safely at Stansted shortly before 3pm.