A man has been accused of carrying out an overnight assault on a female passenger.
The shocking allegations come from a female passenger aboard a recent United Airlines flight who accused the man of r*ping her while the aircraft was traveling from New Jersey to London.
After the plane made a landing, the 40-year-old man was immediately taken into custody by the police and interrogated about the incident. However, sources claim that he was soon released afterward.
The accused was identified to be a British passenger who was sitting in Business Class with the woman.
A recent statement was released by London’s Metropolitan Police who claim to be carrying out an investigation on the matter.
“At about 6:40 am on Monday, 31st of January, police at the Heathrow International Airport were made aware of the allegations against the male passenger. They were on alert regarding the incident that took place on the inbound flight”- the statement began to read.
“Officers met the plane on arrival and that’s when the male accused of the incident was arrested immediately on the suspicion of r*pe”- it continued to mention.
At the moment, sources claim that the female is being supported by a number of specialist officers regarding the incident and the inquiries continue to take place with the investigation.
Reports from 7 News state that the woman and man did not know each other before the incident had taken place. Moreover, it also spoke about how they were both seated in two different rows and could be seen making some small talk before the incident reportedly took place.
Meanwhile, the station reports that the man s*xually assaulted her in business class while other individuals were sleeping on the flight.
The passenger says she immediately reported the incident to the flight attendants, right after it had taken place. And that is when they called up the police before the plane made its landing at Heathrow.
Reports from the New York Post stated how the woman was very distressed when the landing occurred.
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