17/02/2012 04:09 GMT | Updated 02/09/2014 12:59 BST

British Airways Bomb Scare: BA Steward Matthew Davis Charged After Threat On Tokyo London Flight

A British Airways flight steward has been charged with making a mid-air bomb threat, police said today.

Matthew Davis, 22, was on the Tokyo to London flight with 150 passengers on board when it is alleged he scrawled a message on a toilet door that caused the scare.

Davis was arrested when the Boeing 777 safely touched down at Heathrow Airport on Sunday after its 7,000-mile journey.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said Davis, from Crawley, West Sussex, was charged on Monday with communicating a bomb threat.

He is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on February 28.

Davis has been suspended from his job by the airline.