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Police investigate suspicious vehicle at Gatwick

Police have cordoned off part of a car park at Gatwick Airport after suspicions were raised about a vehicle parked there.

Officers were unable to locate the driver of the Renault van or to view all of the interior of the vehicle. As a result an explosive ordnance disposal unit has been requested to attend the scene.

Inspector Gary Medland from Gatwick Police said: "We are aware that this is likely to cause significant disruption to people arriving or departing NorthTerminal by car, especially at this time of day.

"However, it is important that we establish whether this vehicle poses any threat and the cordon has been put in place for the safety of everyone visiting and working at the airport.

"There is no suggestion that there are any other threats to the airport and both police and security staff are actively checking all areas.

"However, as always, everyone should be aware of security and if they see anything suspicious they should report it to police officers or airport staff or dial 999 immediately."

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