DETECTIVES are investigating after two female British airline cabin crew were sexually assaulted at a party.
The women told friends they were drugged before being attacked at a mansion in Los Angeles.
The pair — who were in the city as part of their work — said they went there after visiting a nightclub.
At least one of the women is said to have broken down in tears and told colleagues of the incident during a flight back to London.
The Metropolitan Police said a “third party” notified officers at Heathrow when the aircraft landed, adding that an investigation was under way.
A source said of the alleged incident: “The women were working abroad and let their hair down one evening. They went to a posh club in Los Angeles and from there they went back to a mansion.
“They claim that they were drugged and sexually assaulted while they were at the mansion. It’s all very serious.”
The women have worked for several years for their airline, which has been providing them with specialist help and support.
A spokesman for the company, which we have not identified, told The Sun: “We are aware of reports that crew members may have been involved in an incident while overseas.
“We take such matters extremely seriously and are providing them with full support.”
The Met said: “Police at Heathrow were informed by a third party that two members of an incoming airline cabin crew had allegedly been sexually assaulted in the US.
“Our inquiries are ongoing.”