Gatwick Airport workers held over duty free thefts

Air traffic control tower at Gatwick Airport Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The arrested pair were working for a contractor at Gatwick Airport, police said

Two Gatwick Airport workers have been arrested over the theft of duty free items from the airport.

The 22-year-old man and 46-year-old woman from Crawley were stopped by police after they were seen acting suspiciously.

When bags being carried by the pair were searched bottles of perfume and other duty free items were found.

They were held as part of an ongoing investigation into thefts at the airport, and remain in custody.

A search is also being carried out at a home in Crawley, Sussex Police said.

The man and woman both work for a contractor based at the West Sussex airport, not the site's owner, Gatwick Airport Limited, police said.

Det Insp Andy Richardson said: "There is no suggestion that passengers have been targeted."

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