BREAKING: Holiday jet bound for Mediterranean from Manchester declares emergency

A British passenger plane bound for a Mediterranean holiday island has declared an emergency whie over Southern England this morning.

The flight was bound for Mallorca

The emergency was declared at around 9.20am on the Jet2 flight from Manchester to Mallorca.

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The aircraft diverted to Standsted Airport.

The reason for the mid-air emergency is not currently known.

More follows.