A man who was charged after Gatwick Airport was evacuated has appeared in court.
Jerome Chauris, 41, of no fixed address, was charged with possessing a dangerous article in any part of an aerodrome and having an article with a blade or point after the North Terminal of the airport was evacuated on November 14.
Thousands of people were forced to leave the airport after police received reports of a man putting a ‘suspicious package’ in a bin.
People were moved to hotels after the terminal was closed for more than six hours.
The incident cost the airport and passengers an estimated £1.2m
He pleaded not guilty to both charges at Lewes Crown Court today (Monday, December 14), a Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said.
A trial date has been set for April 11, 2016.
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