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News   •   Sep 14, 2019 17:58 BST

[Map of the Dispersal Zone]

[UPDATE] As of 1230hrs on Saturday, 14 September, 19 people have been arrested in relation to protest activity taking place in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport: 


They have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance or attempting to commit a public nuisance .

Sixteen people have all since been released on police bail to return to a London police station in October.

[B] was arrested again on Saturday, 14 September on suspicion of attempting to cause a public nuisance. He has been taken into custody.

Four people [N-R] also remain in police custody at this time

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[UPDATE] As of 2200hrs on Friday, 13 September, 18 people have been arrested in relation to protest activity taking place in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport:

[A] a 29-year-old man
[B] a 53-yearold man
[C] a 39-year-old man
[D] a 53-year-old woman
[E] a 46-year-old man
[F] a 53-year-old man
[G] a 49-year-old woman
[H] a 67-year-old man
[I] a 50-year-old man
[J] a 19-year-old man
[K] a 69-year-old man
[L] a 61-year-old man
[M] a 69-year-old man
[N,O,P,Q,R] = four males and one female (no further details at this stage)

They have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

Thirteen people [A-M] have all since been released on police bail to return to a London police station in October.

Five people [N-R] remain in police custody at this time.

The policing operation in relation to the protest activity remains ongoing.

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As of 14:00hrs on Friday, 13 September, officers have arrested a total of 12 people in relation to protest activity taking place in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport.

Seven people – four men and three women - were arrested on Thursday, 12 September.

A further five (four men; dets await of fifth person) were arrested on Friday, 13 September – four were arrested on public land outside of the perimeter of Heathrow Airport; a fifth arrest was made within the airport.

All arrests are on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

There was no breach of airport security.

They are currently in custody at police stations.

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Since yesterday, Thursday, 12 September, Met Police officers have arrested nine people in relation to a protest planned to take place at Heathrow Airport today, Friday, 13 September.

Three women and six men aged between their 20s and the 60s have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

Four of the men and the three women were arrested yesterday, Thursday, 12 September, in Bethnal Green, Haringey and Wandsworth, in response to proposed plans for illegal drone use near Heathrow Airport.

They were taken into custody at a London police station.

This morning, two men were arrested on public land outside of the perimeter of Heathrow Airport.

There was no breach of airport security.

A dispersal order under Section 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has today been implemented in the area surrounding Heathrow Airport.

It was put in place for approximately 48 hours, commencing at 04:30hrs on Friday, 13 September.

The order has been implemented to prevent criminal activity which poses a significant safety and security risk to the airport.

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As of 05:50hrs: Two men [ages await] have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance in relation to operations at Heathrow Airport.

They were arrested within the perimeter of the airport.

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A dispersal order under Section 34 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has been implemented in the area surrounding Heathrow Airport.

It will be in place for approximately 48 hours, commencing at 04:30hrs on Friday, 13 September.

The order has been implemented to prevent criminal activity which poses a significant safety and security risk to the airport.