Duo arrested in Gatwick drone disruption released without charges | CBC News

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Duo arrested in Gatwick drone disruption released without charges | CBC News

British police on Sunday released without charge two people arrested in an inquiry into the illegal use of drones at London’s Gatwick Airport that crippled operations for three days last weekPolice say the 2 people arrested co-operated with investigators and are no longer suspects Thomson Reuters · Posted: Dec 23, 2018 6:52 AM ET | Last Updated: December 23Police in the U.K. have released two people without charges after they had been arrested for possible links to drone disruptions at Gatwick Airport. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)British police on Sunday released without charge two people arrested in an inquiry into the illegal use of drones at London’s Gatwick Airport that crippled operations for three days last weekSussex Police arrested a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from the local area late on Friday.”Both people have fully co-operated with our inquiries, and I am satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick,” Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley said on Sunday. The release of the two people from Crawley means the culprit or culprits behind the drone invasions are still at large. Police say the motive for the drone incursion is not yet known but they do not believe it is “terror-related.”Police said they were actively following lines of investigation to catch those responsible for the most disruptive incursions from unmanned aerial vehicles seen at any major airport. Drones were spotted at Britain’s second-largest airport on Wednesday evening, forcing it to close its runway in the run up to Christmas. Every time the airport sought to reopen the runway on Thursday, the drones returned. Authorities finally regained control over the airfield after the army deployed unidentified military technology to guard the  area, reassuring the airport that it was safe enough to fly.The drones caused misery for travellers, many sleeping on the airport floor as they searched for alternative routes to  holidays and Christmas family gatherings.Airlines operating at Gatwick, which is located south of London, include easyJet, British Airways and Norwegian. With files from The Associated Press
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