18.1 C
New York
September 6, 2019
Gatwick drones: Two arrested over flight disruption
Top Stories

Gatwick drones: Two arrested over flight disruption

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

Image caption

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.

Have you been affected by the suspension of flights at Gatwick Airport? You can get in touch by emailing .

Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:

Source BBC News

Related posts

Leganes 2-1 Barcelona – BBC Sport


Thai labourers in Israel tell of harrowing conditions


Typhoon Mangkhut: Surviving the night in Tuguegarao


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More