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Luton flights diverted to Stansted and Birmingham

The following Luton flights have been diverted to Stansted:

  • EZY 2264 from Barcelona
  • EZY 3567
  • TOM 343 from Dalaman
  • TOM5119 from Las Palma
  • TOM5133 from Funchal
  • W61009 from Katowice
  • EZY 072 from Glasgow
  • RYR 3473 from Rzeszow
  • EZY 2403 Malaga

The following flights have been diverted to Birmingham:

  • EZY154 from Inverness
  • FR2307 from Bratislava

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Luton airport closed by security alert: Terminal evacuated

Luton airport has been closed by a security alert. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive

Luton airport in Bedfordshire has been evacuated following a security alert, disrupting air travel for thousands of passengers.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed travellers massed outside the terminal at Luton airport.

A spokeswoman for the airport said: "London Luton Airport has evacuated the terminal building after a suspicious item was found in the security search area.

"The decision has been taken with the police to ensure the safety and security of passengers and staff. Further updates regarding the security and operations at the airport will be provided as soon as possible."

Man charged with smuggling drugs through Luton Airport

A 48-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine worth £40,000 in the UK through Luton Airport.

Andrew Chitedze, of Bosman Road, Dalston in London, was arrested by Border Force officers last month.

He had just arrived on a flight from Madrid and is suspected of attempting to smuggle an estimated 1kg of cocaine, with a potential street value of £40,000.

Chitedze was later charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

He appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates on Friday and was remanded in custody until February 13th when he will appear at Isleworth Crown Court.

Charity benefits from Airport connection

London Luton Airport Credit: ITV Anglia

Luton Airport has helped the Sue Ryder charity raise more than £100,000 over the past two years.

Airport managers are thanking their staff, passengers and supporters for contributing to the appeal.

The terminal at London Luton Airport Credit: ITV Anglia

The money raised will fund more than 12,000 hours of care which the Sue Ryder charity can provide.

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