Gatwick Airport is bringing in its own staff to help with the luggage crisis amid fears there could be further travel chaos this weekend.
Staff shortages affecting baggage-handling company Swissport led to some passengers at the West Sussex airport having to fly abroad without their luggage last weekend. Others ran into long delays in reclaiming bags having flown back to Gatwick.
Alexis Scott told her victims they couldn't take more than £1,000 out the country, so she kept the rest and hid it under her hat.Read the full story ›
A former Police Community Support Officer at Gatwick Airport has been convicted of stealing thousands of pounds from passengers.
Canterbury Crown Court heard Alexis Scott told travellers they couldn't leave the country with more than a thousand pounds cash on them. The 39-year old was convicted of six counts of theft and one of misconduct in public office. She was cleared of one further count of theft.
A lost dog gave officers the runaround earlier today after wandering on to a motorway. The M23 had to be closed between junction eight for the M25 and junction 9 for Gatwick at around 2:45pm while Highways Agency officers caught the pet. The road reopened 20 minutes later.
We have been looking for Rhodes-Butler for a week but without success so far.
We need to speak to anyone who might have an idea where he could be or where he has been staying.
Police have made an urgent appeal after another violent armed robber went on the run - from an open prison. 37-year-old Simon Rhodes-Butler was jailed for seven years in September 2011 after attacking and robbing a garage owner.
Rhodes-Butler, who police describe as 'violent', absconded from Ford Prison in Ford, West Sussex, on May 22. The Londoner is the second person to flee the Category D open prison in as many months after fellow armed robber Kevin Brown vanished in April.
Unlike rail fares, the charges are not regulated and in some cases are far outstripping inflation.Read the full story ›
Police cars come in all shapes and sizes, but never usually quite like this. Sussex Police tweeted this image of a Mini, currently on loan to the force.
A teenager missing From East Sussex may be in London. 17-year-old Riza Gjana from Albania was staying with a foster family. Police believe he left to try and find friends. He was last in contact with his family on Tuesday 10 December.
Sergeant Lynda Lynch from Sussex Police said: "We believe Riza could be in London but we need to know he is safe and well. He speaks very little English so needs help and support.
"If you have seen him or have any idea where he could be please contact us so we can get in touch with him."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 0304 of 11/12/13.
Former Sussex Police sergeant James Bowes was jailed for 10 months at the Old Bailey today for trying to sell information to the Sun about the daughter of celebrities Peter Andre and Katie Price