Gatwick Airport drone arrests
Police have arrested a man and a woman after rogue drone operators crippled London’s Gatwick Airport for three days by repeatedly flying on to the airfield, sparking a major security response.
Britain’s second-largest airport was forced to close its runway in the run-up to Christmas after drones started appearing on the site south of London in the most disruptive incursion from unmanned aerial vehicles at any major airport.
Police said they had made two arrests late on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones. No group has claimed responsibility for the disruption, which affected at least 120 000 people.