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Man, 41, charged after Gatwick security alert

Passengers being evacuated from the north terminal at Gatwick Airport.
Image caption Passengers were evacuated from the landside area of the North Terminal at about 09:30 GMT

A 41-year-old man from France has been charged with possession of an air rifle and a knife following a security alert at Gatwick Airport.

The alert caused major disruption at the North Terminal on Saturday morning.

Jerome Chauris, from Vendome, is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers carried out a small controlled explosion as airport passengers and staff were taken to local hotels.

The North Terminal was closed for six hours.

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