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Dramatic moments in Crawley town centre as armed police arrest man after reports of gun received



The 48-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

Police arrested a man in Crawley after he was reported to be in possession of an imitation firearm.

Officers search the arrested man.

Armed officers were called to Queensway at 3.45pm on Thursday (September 5) following reports of a man who appeared to be waving a gun, believed to be imitation, behind the New Look store.

In total six units arrived at the scene, five blocked off the High St while a sixth held back at the entrance to the road.

He was located in High Street just after 4pm and arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intention to cause fear of violence. An imitation firearm was recovered.

A 48-year-old man of no fixed address remained in custody on Thursday afternoon.

A helicopter could be seen flying around the town centre just before the arrest was made.


Report reveals Airbus missed drone by just metres at Gatwick Airport

The crew claim that had autopilot been on then they could have collided with the drone.



A report just released has revealed that an Airbus A320 narrowly avoided hitting a drone as it came in to land at Gatwick Airport back in the summer.

This is the second narrow miss reported by crew as they came in to land at Gatwick this year. In April another A320 crew reported having to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

This occasion the drone was much closer though.

The report by the UK Airprox Board says that the A320 pilot was in the late stages of a manual ILS approach into Gatwick.

Interestingly it also says that the crew had taken on extra fuel dure to reports of drone activtity in the London area and also by the controller.

As the plane descended past 350ft the captain called out “drone” which both crew saw being slightly left ahead of them.

The crew were able to keep visual contact with the drone as they flew past but the drone was only 100m away and at the same height as the plane.

The crew were unable to make an evasive manoevre due to the speed of the event and they later reported that if the plane had still been on autopilot then they believed there was a high probablity they would have struck the drone.

The first officer, a drone enthusiast, identified the drone as a DJI Inspire.

The incident happened on the 8th July and was classed as a category A which is the highest risk category given.

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