Red light shone at Olympic flame plane


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Police are investigating a report that a red light was shone at the plane carrying the Olympic flame as it came in to land in Britain.

The flight, numbered BA2012 and also carrying dignitaries such as the Princess Royal and David Beckham, touched down at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall yesterday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We are investigating it but we do not believe that it was a laser."

The light may have been a firework set off at a party to mark the arrival of the flight, it was suggested.