UK police arrested two people who were reportedly involved in flight disruptions at London Gatwick Airport. According to the Sussex Police, a man of age 47 and women of age 57 both were arrested late on Friday. England’s second largest airport Gatwick air traffic was disrupted on Wednesday when a drone spotted flying in the area.
Because of this, the airport management suspends flights through Friday and they were diverted to other airports, ultimately the airport authorities ended up bringing in the British Army. As per some media reports, it is a set up of an Israeli-built drone defense system called a “Drone Dome,” they said the Drone designed to intercept the device’s radio signals.
“Put measures in place which have provided the confidence we needed to re-open the runway and ensure the safety of passengers, which remains our priority,” said Gatwick. “We continue to provide welfare and information to all disrupted passengers who are at the airport and have had teams in throughout the night. Our priority today is to get our operation back on track so that people can be where they need to be for Christmas, and we will update as more information becomes available throughout the day,” it added.
However, the flight resumed at the airport on Friday, and they have not identified the persons which UK police arrested.
According to The Guardian, “suspicion of disrupting services of civil aviation aerodrome to endanger or likely to endanger safety of operations or persons,” The investigation is still ongoing and authorities aren’t investigating the incident as a terrorism incident, but say that “an environmental protest was a possibility.”
On Sunday, both the man and women released without any serious charges. Authorities said in a statement both of them had fully cooperated during police investigation session and are with their questions and are satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick. The authorities also said that they have found a damaged drone near the airport and investigating this.