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Two arrested over drone disruption at London's Gatwick airport: Police

Drones were first sighted hovering around Britain's second-busiest air hub on Wednesday, grinding the runway to a standstill and causing chaos for more than 120,000 people in the run-up to Christmas

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Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.

"As part of our ongoing investigations into the criminal use of drones which has severely disrupted flights in and out of Airport, Police made two arrests after 10:00 pm (2200 GMT) on December 21", the force's said.

Drones were first sighted hovering around Britain's second-busiest air hub on Wednesday, grinding the runway to a standstill and causing chaos for more than 120,000 people in the run-up to

A statement released on Police force's website said the probe was ongoing, and officers were using "a range of tactics" to "build resilience to detect and mitigate further incursions from drones".

"We continue to urge the public, passengers and the wider community around to be vigilant and support us by contacting us immediately if they believe they have any information that can help us in bringing those responsible to justice," the statement added.

"Every line of enquiry will remain open to us until we are confident that we have mitigated further threats to the safety of passengers.

First Published: Sat, December 22 2018. 08:40 IST
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