UPDATE: Flights in and out of Luton airport operating as normal following security alert

Luton Airport

Luton Airport - Credit: Archant

Flights in and out of London Luton Airport are operating as normal following yesterday’s evacuation due to a security alert.

Officers were called to the departure terminal at 1.36pm after airport security raised concerns about an item that was passed through a security check in keeping with the airport’s policies and procedures.

Members of the public were evacuated from the terminal area as a safety precaution while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called in to undertake the necessary checks required.

Beds Police confirmed that the item was destroyed and that no one has been arrested in relation to the incident.

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