Gatwick drones: £50K reward for information, as police release suspects

Gatwick drones: £50K reward for information, as police release suspects
Released Gatwick drones suspect

The two persons arrested as suspects in the London’s Gatwick Airport drones case,  Paul Gait and Elaine, have been released without any charge.

Gait is a 47-year-old man and while Elaine is a 54-year-old woman from the town of Crawley, near Britain’s second-busiest airport.

The suspects were arrested on Saturday.

In a statement issued by Sussex Police detective chief superintendent, Jason Tingley, it was declared that “both people have fully co-operated with our enquiries and I am satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick.”

Drones were found around the airfield buzzing, thus sending danger signals.

The development caused a disruption in flight operations at the airport.

Military personnel were brought in to counter whatever threat might be imminent.

“Our inquiry continues at a pace to locate those responsible for the drone incursions, and we continue to actively follow lines of investigation.

“We ask for the public’s continued support by reporting anything suspicious, contacting us with any information in relation to the drone incidents at Gatwick,” said Tingley.

Already, the airport has offered a £50,000 ($63,000, 56,000 euro) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.

In Britain, under a new law, it is wrong for drones to be flown near aircraft or within a kilometre (about half a mile) of an airport, or at an altitude of over 400 feet (122 metres).

Anyone found guilty of violating the law will be jailed for five years because he would be considered to be endangering an aircraft.