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…