Two released in London airport drone disruption

Two people were reportedly released on Sunday after being arrested in connection with drones that disrupted flights at London's Gatwick Airport.

Sussex police said that the 47-year-old-man and a 54-year-old woman who were arrested on Friday had been released because they cooperated with authorities and weren't considered suspects, according to The Associated Press.

The man and the woman were arrested on suspicion of disrupting civil aviation in a way likely to endanger people or operations.


Flights were operating normally Sunday following days of cancellations and delays after drones were seen in the airspace on Wednesday. The airport also closed Wednesday night and most of Thursday because of the disruptions. 

Sussex Chief Detective Jason Tingley on Sunday requested that the public report "anything suspicious" related to the incident, the AP reported.

“We ask for the public’s continued support by reporting anything suspicious, contacting us with any information in relation to the drone incidents at Gatwick,” he said.

Police also said they don't believe the motive of the culprits in the incident is "terror-related," though they added that they don't yet know the basis for it, according to the AP.