Gatwick controlled explosions

Controlled explosions have been carried out on a suspicious van at the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport

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CCTV studied after Gatwick airport alert

Police are studying CCTV images from across Gatwick Airport in a bid to identify two men who dumped a van in a North Terminal car park sparking a major security alert.

Passengers at the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport. Credit: Ashleigh Carroll/Twitter

The blue Renault van was driven into the short stay car park on Wednesday afternoon.

When it was spotted, routine checks showed it to be unregistered, untaxed and uninsured and a call across the airport for the driver to return to the vehicle was not heeded.

As a result, police called upon an explosive ordnance disposal unit (EOD) who carried a controlled explosion.

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