Gatwick airport shutdown: police swoop on drone suspects – The Times

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Gatwick airport shutdown: police swoop on drone suspects – The Times

After a three-day game of cat and mouse, police descended this weekend on a quiet cul-de-sac in Crawley, West Sussex, in their hunt for the rogue drone operators who brought Britain’s second largest airport to a standstill.

Officers were seen entering a semi- detached redbrick house in Auckland Close after the arrest of a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman as part of “ongoing investigations into the criminal use of drones”.

The property, about five miles from Gatwick, is jointly owned by Paul Gait, a window fitter, and his wife, Elaine.

Neighbours described Gait as an “enthusiast” who flies model helicopters and races remote-controlled cars in his street.

“He’s a nice man,” said one resident, who did not want to be named. “I’ve never had…

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