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Norwich Airport Airport workers attacked not being treat as terror incident

Police have arrested a man from London following a serious breach at Norwich Airport in the early hours of Tuesday 25th April.

Police were called around 2.26am to reports of an intruder, who had illegally gained access to a secure part of the site.

The offender entered a hangar and approached two workers, assaulting one with a mug and another with what is believed to be a piece of broken glass. The men suffered minor cuts and bruises, which did not require medical treatment.

The suspect then approached a lorry, which was stationary, and entered the cab before verbally threatening a member of security staff who was nearby. Officers arrived on scene and detained the suspect. The vehicle was not driven by the suspect.

The 31-year-old was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, however was deemed unfit to be interviewed after undergoing a mental health assessment.

He has been returned to HMP Norwich, while investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

This is not being treated as a terror-related incident and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

A seal was put in place at the hangar while enquiries were carried out; however this has now been lifted. The incident did not affect any public areas of the site and the airport remains open and flights are operating as normal.

Detectives are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone that saw a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time stated. They’re asked to contact DI Chris Burgess on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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