Cost of Gatwick Drone Incident until June 2019

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Dear Sussex Police,

What has been the cost to date to Sussex Police of investigating the December 2018 drone incident at Gatwick Aerodrome?

How many suspects were identified and of those how many have been interviewed?

Yours faithfully,

Gary Mortimer

Sussex Police

Date: 25/06/2019

Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - Cost of Gatwick Drone Incident until June 2019      

Our Ref: FOI 779.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Gary,

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thankyou very much for your prompt response.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Mortimer

Sussex Police

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