Man arrested after car driven into security barrier at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested after a car was driven into a security barrier outside Stansted Airport.

Police were forced to put up cordons outside Stansted Airport due to the incident yesterday afternoon (Friday), leading to the area being evacuated and trains suspended for five-and-a-half hours. Flights were not affected.

A green Ford Fiesta that was driven into the security barrier outside Enterprise House in Thremhall Avenue just after 4.30pm was searched by army bomb disposal teams and found to be safe. The vehicle was removed.

According to the airport’s Twitter feed an office building was also evacuated during the incident.

A 21-year-old man from Enfield, arrested just after the incident on suspicion of public order offences, was taken to a local hospital for a medical check-up. He has since been released on bail and will report back to police on Thursday, May 7.

Police have said enquiries into the circumstances of what happened are continuing. Officers have thanked the public for their patience and airport staff for their assistance during the incident.