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Gatwick drones: Two arrested over flight disruption
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Gatwick drones: Two arrested over flight disruption


The drone was spotted shortly after 17:00 GMTImage copyright
Eddie Mitchell

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The drone was spotted shortly after 17:00 GMT

Two people have been arrested in connection with a string of drone sightings which brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill.

Sussex Police said it made the arrests at about 22:00 GMT on Friday.

Flights from Gatwick were grounded for more than a day after the devices were seen near the runway.

The force said “pro-active” investigations into “the criminal use of drones” continued, and urged the public to contact it with information.

Gatwick reopened on Friday morning, although the runway was closed again for a short time after a further confirmed sighting at 17:10.

A spokeswoman for the airport said military measures put in place at the airfield made it safe to reopen.


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