December 20, 2018 / 4:38 PM / in 5 months

British army deploying specialist equipment at Gatwick after drone disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - The British army has deployed unspecified equipment at Gatwick Airport, the ministry of defense said on Thursday, after drones flying near Britain’s second busiest airport grounded flights and stranded thousands of Christmas travelers.

“We are deploying specialist equipment to Gatwick airport to assist Sussex Police,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Flights to and from Gatwick remain suspended.

Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Alistair Smout

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