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Home Office in the media blog: Friday 21 December

Home Office in the media

Today’s Home Office story includes coverage of the situation involving drones at Gatwick .

Gatwick drone chaos

Headlines are dominated by a drone hovering over a runway bringing Gatwick to a “standstill”.

The Guardian reports that an emergency meeting has been called in Whitehall to determine a response to the airport shutdown.

The Telegraph says that police are investigating the possibility that an ‘eco-terrorist’ was behind the incident.

The decision to call in the army is the focus of the Times front page.

A Government spokesperson:

We are working with industry on the development of counter-drone technology to protect against the malicious use of drones and we offer advice to businesses on specific protective security measures.

We have consulted on how this technology and other counter-measures should be best used and will be responding soon.

We continue to support the police in their response to this illegal activity.