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East Midlands Airport evacuated following reports of a 'suspicious package'

The police were called to the scene this afternoon.

East Midlands Airport was evacuated this afternoon as it was reported there was a suspicious package on the site.

Police were called to the terminal to carry out enquiries and have now re-opened the airport.

An East Midlands Airport spokesperson said: “Following reports of a suspicious package, East Midlands Airport’s terminal was evacuated this afternoon as a precaution to enable police to carry our necessary enquiries.

"It has now re-opened and we are working with the airlines to get passengers away on their flights. We thank customers for their patience and understanding.”

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