Gatwick drones investigation under the spotlight


WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM)

WHEN: Friday 18th October at 12:00

WHERE: Watch live or in the archive here

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the conversation on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny

The police investigation into the December 2018 Gatwick drone incursion will be under the spotlight at Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne’s monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this Friday (18th October).
Mrs Bourne will be questioning Chief Constable, Giles York and his Deputy, Jo Shiner about the challenges Sussex Police faced during their investigations and the subsequent learning for police and partners.

An informative breakdown of the scope and scale of the investigation will also be provided as part of this discussion.

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said, “The unprecedented disruption at London Gatwick Airport led to the airport being closed for 30 hours, affected 1,000 flights and caused massive inconvenience to more than 140,000 passengers. Last month, the Force confirmed that there are no further realistic lines of enquiry at this time and ten months on, I would like to understand better the lessons learnt.”

Other topics under discussion include:

• Operation Merrywood – reassurance to Sussex communities around Brexit
• HMICFRS – national child protection post-inspection review
• Operation Magpie – Sussex Police’s annual burglary campaign
• Empowering communities inclusion and neighbourhood management system

The next PAM is on Friday, 15th November at 13:00.

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