The legendary singer, Diana Ross was arrested at Heathrow Airport and detained for 5 hours after an alleged assault on a female security officer. The officer claimed that Miss Ross assaulted her after she had carried out a routine security check at the airport. Miss Ross objected to the intrusive nature of the search and said that she retaliated at what she regarded was degrading treatment. She questined why she could not have been searched using a hand held detector. The airport authority said that security officers are required by law to conduct a hand search in those circumstances.