Men arrested after van dumped at Gatwick sparks major security alert

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Two arrested after van dumped at Gatwick causes major security alert


Two men have been arrested after they dumped a suspicious van at a Gatwick Airport car park sparking a major security alert.

Both men, 33, were caught on Monday after flying back to the UK from Majorca on an easyJet flight.

According to the BBC, they were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation, theft, handling stolen goods, money laundering and causing a public nuisance.

Bomb disposal experts carried out a number of controlled explosions on the Renault van and found that it contained old car parts and scrap metal.

Suspicions were raised when the men pushed up a barrier to leave the untaxed, uninsured and unregistered van in the car park.

According to the Evening Standard, the men have been released on bail until 28 August.

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