Departures at Heathrow Airport have been suspended tonight following reports of a drone sighting, the airport had said.

A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport has said: "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."

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