JUST IN: London North Ternimal Evacuated This Morning After Armed Police Arrest A Man With A 'Gun In His Bag'

PART of London Gatwick airport has been evacuated this morning after reports of a man with a gun. The airport's North Terminal was evacuated “for the protection of the public” after what police described as a suspicious article was found.

Hundreds were told to leave the airport in the alert, with witnesses saying police were seen arresting a man suspected of having a gun in his bag. Passengers were ordered out of the terminal and stood in the rain.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “The terminal is being evacuated at the moment. It is for the protection at the public.” She said the evacuation was a precaution sparked by the discovery of a "suspicious article". The spokeswoman could not confirm the reports of a gun being found.

The incident came just hours after more than 120 people were killed in a series of terror attacks in Paris, which Islamic State have this morning claimed responsibility for.

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