St Leonards man arrested at Gatwick Aiport on suspicion of theft

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A man from St Leonards has been arrested on suspicion of stealing duty free items while working at Gatwick Aiport.

The 57-year-old man was detained when police arrested four contract workers at the airport after property which was believed to have been stolen was recovered.

The suspect was arrested along with a 22-year-old man from Rye, a 36-year-old man from Oxted, Surrey and a 23-year-old man from Crawley on suspicion of theft by employee and have been bailed until November 3 while investigations continue.

Chief inspector Andy Kundert said: “These arrests are part of a long-running investigation into the theft of duty free goods from the airport.

“There is no suggestion that passengers have been targeted and we are working with Gatwick Airport Limited and airline operators to tackle the issue of theft and to catch those responsible.”

If you have any information about thefts at the airport email quoting Operation Glitter, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.