Passengers have telling ITV News Anglia about the evacuation of the terminal building at Luton airport because of a suspicious package.
Bomb squad officers carried out a controlled explosion and police confirmed it was not a home-made bomb.
Bomb disposal squad officers have carried out a controlled explosion at Luton airport.
Bedfordshire police have confirmed that the package was "not a home-made bomb."
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
All flights have been suspended, the roads between Junction 10A of the M1 leading up to the Airport have been closed.
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Luton airport in Bedfordshire has been evacuated following a security alert, disrupting air travel for thousands of passengers.Read the full story ›
London Luton Airport has evacuated the terminal building due to a security alert.
Further updates regarding the security and operations at the Airport will be provided in due course.
All incoming flights have been suspended and the approach road to the Airport has also been closed. #securityalert
Passengers are advised to contact their airlines to establish the status of their flights. #securityalert
Luton airport evacuated. Rumours of a suspect package. No official confirmation. http://t.co/yhBsNVoAo7
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."
Cambridge and Luton are only around 40 miles apart but when it comes to pay there's a growing gulf between them.Read the full story ›
A new report has revealed a significant gap in what people are earning in Luton and Cambridge.
The research from the Centre for Cities says that there's been a rise in low-pay positions in Luton over the last decade, while the opposite's true in Cambridge.
It's being blamed on a decline in mid-level jobs such as admin, which experts say could make it harder for people to progress into better paid roles.
"The towns and cities that have been most affected by globalisation and technological change have seen quite significant falls in those intermediate level jobs.
They've seen shifts towards low pay, rather than high-pay occupations and that's the case in Luton."