Police ‘cat and mouse’ operation for drone over Gatwick

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“I’m absolutely convinced this is a deliberate act to disrupt Gatwick airport,” Burtonshaw added.

A major police operation is underway to find the operators of a drone flying over Gatwick airport.

“I’ve got over 20 units from Sussex, Surrey and the airport searching for the drone operator trying to locate him,” Superintendent Justin Burtonshaw told reporters.

“This has been going on for 10 hours now – each time we believe we get close to the operator, the drone disappears, then when we look to reopen the airfield the drone reappears.”

As of Thursday at 16:00 CET, the airport, near London, remains in chaos after several drones were seen flying over the runways, resulting in the total suspension of traffic.

“I’m absolutely convinced this is a deliberate act to disrupt Gatwick airport,” Burtonshaw added.

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