Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

The action was due to a loss of communication with the aircraft, which landed safely at 7.49pm yesterday.

Police spoke to all three people on board and it was established that everything was in order.

The police response was then stood down.

A Stansted Airport spokesman said: “Flight operations were suspended briefly, during which time two arriving flights were held back from landing but they returned back to Stansted shortly after.”