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UPDATED: re Heathrow protest arrests

News   •   Sep 18, 2019 20:47 BST

Three further three people were arrested today, Wednesday 18 September in relation to protest activity that took place in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport.

A 48-year-old male [V], a 47-year-old male [W], and a 47-year-old male [X] were arrested on suspicion of attempt to cause a public nuisance and conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.

It is now clear that [X] is a photographic journalist and upon further investigation officers are satisfied that he was not involved in any criminal activity. He has now been released with no further action.

Officers have reviewed body worn footage from before [X] was taken into custody and he states he was a journalist and was in possession of a press pass.

The two other men [V] and [W] remain in custody.

A total of 23 people have now been arrested as part of this operation [discounting the man released with no further action].