They were late last night in Crawley arrested, said the police of the county of Sussex. "The investigation is continuing," said commissioner James Collins. As to the possible motive of the suspects, the police preliminary nothing to lose. Who can give, should be immediately to the police court.Read also Two suspected drone attack Gatwick airport arrested: radical environmental activists
When the detainees would, according to the Telegraph a couple. The 47-year-old is a ramenplaatser and a fanatic of drones and radio controlled helicopters. His employer denied that the man with the dronecampagne to do, because when he was at work and absolutely reliable. The neighbors described him as a hardworking father with two children.
The past few days was about forty times drones over the airport and spotted. Since Wednesday night therefore had a thousand flights cancelled or diverted to prevent accidents.
According to the spokesman of the airport were around the 140,000 passengers affected, calculated shortly before the christmas holidays. Many of them stranded in Gatwick and slept on seats or on the floor.
Today would 757 flights with more than 124.000 passengers be finished. Due to the busy schedule and the large influx could have a lot of equipment not timely take-off and landing, some flights were still cancelled. Everywhere were long queues. Some of the passengers saw the funny, however in. “Finally, our attention is derived from the brexit”, said one of them.
Of terrorist motives, the authorities are so far not expected. There is also no evidence that a foreign power is involved, said a politiewoordvoerder Friday before the arrests were announced. But the detectives do not exclude that the perpetrators of radical environmentalists.
The CEO of the airport, Stewart Wingate, spoke of a “precisely planned operation, intended to allow the airport to paralyze and the run-up to christmas as much as possible to disturb”. For the aviation sector and the authorities, this is a serious warning. “It can't be that drones are an essential part of our national infrastructure in this way can be paralyzing,” said Wingate. “It is clearly a relatively new technology. We must together think about the proper solutions to ensure that this is not yet a time can happen.”