Air passenger AN has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in business class.
Brit is said to have forced her to have sex while the others slept on the flight from Newark, New shirtto London.
His alleged victim complained to United Airlines Cabin staff called ahead to report the allegations to the police.
Meet the officers boarding the jet at Heathrow Terminal 2 at 6:30 a.m. last Monday.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and led off the plane.
He was detained at Heathrow police station, where he took dabs, mugshots and a saliva sample of his DNA.
Officers carried out a full forensic search of the luxury cabin for which passengers had to pay £3,000 for the return flight.
The man was later released for investigation pending further investigations.
The woman, also 40 years old and British, was taken to a rape counseling room and interviewed by specialist officers.
ONE Meet the police Spokesperson confirmed the arrest and investigation.
It is understood the couple sat in separate rows of seats in business class, also known by United as first class, but had previously chatted and drank together in the lounge area.
A source said: ‘The woman said she was raped by a passenger during the flight while the others were sleeping.
“She was very worried and reported it to the flight attendant, who alerted the police, who were waiting when the plane landed.
“The parties do not appear to have known each other but were clearly seen talking and drinking before and during the flight.
“She alleges that he then raped her and is said to have suffered greatly.
“Police took their work very seriously and forensic officers carried out a thorough inspection of the area of the plane where it is believed to have happened.
“The officers boarded the plane and arrested the man before taking him away.”
In-flight sexual assaults are rare but are thought to be on the rise in the US.
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