Updated :- Man detained at Gatwick Airport yesterday has been charged with Drink Driving

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An earlier incident at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal has come to a close as the area reopens to passengers. Sussex Police earlier stated they were dealing with an incident at the airport in which “A man has been detained.” As a precaution, a cordon was placed in and around the North Terminal to allow police to conduct their investigations.

Sussex Police later on updated saying the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

Update 25/06/2022

Gatwick Police have said –

A man who was arrested at Gatwick Airport following a report of a vehicle being abandoned at the north terminal has been charged with drink-driving.

We were called to the drop-off parking zone at the terminal at 4.50pm on Friday (24 June) and a cordon was put in place while an investigation of the vehicle took place.

Andris Sibu, 34, of Lamb Alley, Dublin, Ireland, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit. He has been released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 16 August.

Gatwick Inspector Richard Church said: “We want to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we investigated this incident.”

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