STANSTED, England May 24 British police said on
Friday they are treating an incident involving a plane carrying
almost 300 passengers from Pakistan as criminal rather that a
"It's a criminal investigation under the direction of Essex
police," Superintendent Darrin Tomkins told reporters at
Stansted airport near London to where the plane was diverted.
Asked if it could be terror related, he added: "This
incident is being treated as a criminal offence."
"The plane will remain at its current location and will
subject to forensic examination by specialist officers. At this
point in time no suspicious items have been recovered."