A police protection officer who was travelling with the UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been suspended from duties after leaving his gun on a plane.
The officer had been travelling with Raab on a visit to the US when he left his gun on a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday.
The gun was reportedly found by a cleaner.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of the incident on a flight into the UK on Friday, 18 September and we are taking this matter extremely seriously.
“The officer involved has since been removed from operational duties whilst an internal investigation into the circumstances is taking place.”