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2022-08-14 02:49:39 [] 来源:
Jade Biggs·2 min read
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A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a British woman alleged she was sexually assaulted on an overnight flight from New York to London.

According to The Sun the female passenger, who is also 40-years-old, said the man attacked her while other passengers slept – the pair were both travelling in Business Class on the United Airlines flight, for which passengers pay £3000 for a return ticket.

"The woman said she was raped by the passenger during the flight while others were asleep", a source told The Sun. "She was distraught and reported it to cabin staff who radioed ahead to police, who were waiting as the plane came in to land."

After the incident, which allegedly took place during the seven hour transatlantic flight, the woman complained to United Airlines cabin crew, who called ahead to report her claims to police in London. Upon arrival at London Heathrow Airport, Scotland Yard police officers boarded the plane and arrested the suspect on suspicion of rape.

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Following his arrest, forensic officers searched the cabin whilst the man, who is British, was taken into custody. Later, his fingerprints were scanned and samples of his DNA were taken. At the same time, the alleged victim was taken to a rape counselling suite and interviewed by specialist officers.

"Police took it very seriously and forensic officers carried out a thorough examination of the area of the plane where it was said to have happened," the source added. "Officers went on board the plane and detained the man before taking him away."

Scotland Yard said [per Evening Standard]: "At 06.39am on Monday, January 31 police at Heathrow Airport were alerted to an incident on an inbound flight. Officers met the aircraft on arrival and arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of rape. He has been released under investigation. The complainant, a woman, is being supported by specialist officers and enquiries are ongoing."

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