Brexit returned to the UK headlines this week after some brief seasonal respite, but we pause to reflect on a curious incident that affected Gatwick, the country’s second-busiest airport, just before Christmas.
Repeated sightings of drones being flown near the runway caused around a thousand flights to be cancelled or diverted over three days. But weeks later, the police trail has gone cold and some have even questioned whether there really were any drones at all. What lessons can be learned from this bizarre episode, asks the Guardian’s UK affairs correspondent Jamie Grierson.
Sightings led to hundreds of flight cancellations – but weeks later, police are none the wiser as to what happened