A BRITISH couple who were arrested for the Gatwick Airport ‘Drone Drama’ have been released without charge as Police admit there may have NEVER been a drone.
The drama – that was like something out of Die Hard 2 caused chaos last week.
Paul Gait, 47, and wife Elaine Kirk, 54, spent more than 36 hours being quizzed by detectives over the device which brought the airport to its knees.
The Sun reported that they returned to their home in Crawley, Sussex today after friends and family insisted they weren’t the ‘eco warriors’ behind the attack.
As the culprit remains at large four days after the attacks, police have been criticised for their “appalling investigation”.
Det Ch Sup Jason Tingley said there was “no available footage and they are relying on witness accounts.”
Asked about speculation if there was never a drone, he said: “Of course, that’s a possibility. We are working with human beings saying they have seen something.”
His boss also revealed that the man accused had been working on Wednesday in Kent and was driving John’s injured daughter around on Friday.
John said: “I know Paul well, he’s worked for me for 17 years and this is going to hit him like a 10-tonne truck. Paul Gait is as harmless as a bloody newborn fly.
“He really is, he’s the most inoffensive bloke you’ll ever meet.
“Although there was a complete lack of evidence, the police ripped his house apart. I know this will mentally destroy him.