Flights are still arriving and departing as normal from Gatwick Airport, despite an evacuation of the North Terminal amid a security scare.
A statement uploaded to the Gatwick Airport website read: “Due to an incident the North Terminal has been evacuated as a precautionary measure.
“Flights are still arriving and departing as normal and we have extra staff on-site looking after passenger welfare.”
A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “The North Terminal at Gatwick has been evacuated as police deal with an incident at the airport.
“Police were called at around 9.30am on Saturday morning (November 14) following suspicious actions by a man who discarded an item at the airport. The man was arrested and EOD specialists have been called to the airport to investigate the item.”
Detective Superintendent Nick May said: “At this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the incident and it is too early to say what the item may be. However, given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness.
“We are aware that there is concern about what has happened in France, but the general threat level remains the same and people should be aware as usual of anyone acting suspiciously.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.