Security alert at Gatwick airport

Security alert at Gatwick airport

Post by Kevin UK-138 446 use » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 07:05:37

Any one listening?
 
 
 

Security alert at Gatwick airport

Post by Kevin UK-138 446 use » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 07:06:28


Police have declared a full-scale security alert at Gatwick airport after a
"suspect vehicle" was found abandoned near the south terminal.
Bomb disposal experts are on the scene, and the south terminal has been
evacuated and closed, Sussex police said.

The perimeter road and the A23 leading to the West Sussex airport have also
been closed and cordoned off since the vehicle was discovered at 2100 BST on
Friday.

Police have warned there will be severe congestion on both roads, and are
urging people to stay away from the airport unless absolutely necessary.

Passengers are also being asked to check with the airport for flight details
before beginning their journeys.

As the south terminal - one of two at the airport - runs parallel to the
airport's railway station, major disruption is also expected to rail
services passing through Gatwick.

No one at Gatwick airport was available to confirm whether any flights were
arriving or departing from the south terminal.