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Police continue Gatwick drone investigation but admit it will ‘take some time’

It appears the drone investigation is likely to continue for quite some time as the police release another statement revealing no new details.

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Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said:

“Sussex Police continues to progress a thorough and comprehensive criminal investigation into the illegal drone activity at Gatwick, which led to airport disruption.

“All lines of enquiry are being vigorously pursued. This includes identifying and investigating people of interest and with some enquiries anticipated to take some time.”

ACC Barry, who along with the Chief Constable Giles York, attended a ministerial meeting on Thursday (3 January) to provide an update on Sussex Police’s response and ongoing criminal investigation, said:

“We are committed to identifying, tracing and bringing to justice those behind this serious criminal offence, and to the on-going protection of public safety.

“It is recognised that we responded to a very challenging situation and we have shared the learning from the operation and investigation with the government.”

There will be information relevant to this enquiry within the community and, with a £50,000 reward on offer for information from Gatwick Airport Limited, it is vital that people come forward so we can bring to justice the person responsible for this criminal act.

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers, anonymously if you want, on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable anonymous online form. 

The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Flights to Europe from Gatwick will be unaffected if a no-deal Brexit happens

It has been a point of much debate across Crawley and naturally within Gatwick itself.

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But today Crawley MP got confirmation that in the case of a no-deal Brexit passengers can relax as there would be no problems with flights in and out of Gatwick to Europe.

Speaking in the House of Commons Henry Smith MP asked:

“Can he (the minister) confirm that there are aviation agreements in place so that planes will be flying to and from Gatwick and other uk airports on March 30th?”

The transport secretary, while brief in response, confirmed that a whole fleet of aviation agreements are in place.

This confirmation will come as a welcome response to both airlines, airports and passengers who have been wondering for quite some time what the situation would be in if a no-deal Brexit occurred.

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