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Man arrested at Gatwick after suspected bomb hoax

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A man was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax while trying to check in his luggage at Gatwick Airport.

Following the incident, which occurred at around 4pm on Monday (19 February), the 35-year-old from London was told he was not allowed to board his flight and taken into custody to be questioned.

Gatwick Police took to Twitter this morning to remind people that joking about explosives in an airport is not something that will be taken lightly:

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The man’s bag was searched and nothing was found. He was later released without further action.

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Wanted man Thomas Keatley may be in Crawley

Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Police say he has links to Crawley.

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A man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence has links to Crawley, Police have revealed.

Sussex Police are on the hunt for 33-year-old Thomas Keatley, formerly of Brighton Road in Lancing.

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Keatley was jailed for eight years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in October 2013.

Police had discovered a homemade gun, bullets, equipment used to make ammunition as well as a USB stick containing guides on how to make handguns and automatic machine guns inside a Crawley garage.

He has been released from prison.

A Sussex Police statement says: “Keatley has links to Crawley, Brighton and Worthing. He is white, of heavy build with black hair.

“Anyone who has seen Keatley or has any information about him should contact police online
or ring 101 quoting serial 710 of 26/09.”

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