Men arrested after Gatwick alert

Two men who sparked a major alert at Gatwick Airport were arrested as they flew back into the airport yesterday.

The men had been identified by Sussex Police as departing on a flight to Majorca on Wednesday after leaving a van suspiciously in a North Terminal car park.

This sparked a major security alert and a controlled explosion was carried out on the vehicle

The men, both 33, one from Enfield, Middlesex, and the other who gave no address, were arrested on suspicion of theft, fraud by false representation, handling stolen goods, causing a public nuisance and money laundering. They were questioned and have been bailed until August 28.