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UPDATED:Gatwick Airport thrown into lockdown after suspect vehicle accesses airport service road the wrong way than crashes driver makes off into packed terminal

The EOD have been called and Gatwick airport has been thrown into lockdown after a vehicle drove round the wrong way on the perimeter service road this evening at Gatwick airport.

 

The driver then left the vehicle with two suitcases with orange wires hanging from them and made off into the terminal.  

Officers from Sussex Police have cleared the area and called in specialists to examine the bags. The man has been arrested by Police and an investigation has been launched.

The police are currently getting cars at the drop-off point, to reverse back and exit through the car park.

An update has been issued by Sussex Police:

A police cordon that had been in place while  Police dealt with an incident at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal has been lifted.

A man has been detained in connection with the incident, which is not being investigated as a terror-related incident.
Sussex officers would like to thank the public for their patience.