Flights from Heathrow Airport have been suspended after a suspected drone sighting.
Heathrow Airport issued a statement shortly before 6pm today saying: “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety.
"As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate.
"We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause."
The latest incident follows major disruption at Gatwick during the run-up to Christmas, when numerous drone sightings led to hundreds of flights being cancelled.