[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 16 February 2007, 06:59 GMT
Airport reopens after evacuation
Luton Airport
Some arrivals were unaffected
A controlled explosion was carried out at Luton Airport after a suspect car was found parked near the arrivals lounge on Thursday evening.

The departure terminal was evacuated and a 656ft (200m) cordon put in place as a precautionary measure.

No flights were allowed to depart from the airport, but some arrivals were not affected and some diverted to Stansted.

The airport has now reopened and is operating normally. Bedfordshire Police apologised to anyone affected.




RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific