Heathrow Airport in London suspended departures late on Tuesday while police investigated reports of a drone sighting.

“We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety,” authorities at Britain’s busiest airport said on Twitter.

“As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate,” it said.

London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, was severely disrupted when drones were sighted on three consecutive days

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