Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Stansted: Man Admits Bomb Hoax On Plane
A man has admitted making a bomb threat on an aircraft which had to be diverted to Stansted Airport.
49-year-old Alan Patey, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning (Monday 16 December) to communicating false information during a flight on 20 September.
The Sri Lankan Airlines A330 Airbus, which was carrying 267 passengers and crew, was due to land at Heathrow Airport but was diverted to Stansted just after 7.30pm.
Sources said the drama unfolded after a passenger was overheard claiming "something'' was on board the flight in the luggage hold.
James Lachkovic, mitigating for Patey, said his client was unwell at the time of the offence.
Judge Charles Gratwicke adjourned the case for sentencing on 22 January and Patey was remanded back into custody.
A man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 25 years for murdering an uncle as he attempted to protect his niece from unwanted advances in Basildon.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died following a collision in North Weald.
Stansted Airport is predicting its busiest Easter weekend on record.
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