Leeds Bradford airport was closed for 45 minutes on Friday (July 12) afternoon when a drone was spotted by an inbound flight.

After the drone was sighted at around 1.55pm, airport officials decided to close the site which resulted in a flight being diverted to Manchester airport.

Leeds Bradford airport said: “We are liaising with West Yorkshire Police regarding the incident and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

The airport was reopened around 45 minutes after it was temporarily closed and is now receiving flights again.

In a tweet, police said: “[We] can confirm that at around 2.03pm a report was received of a drone flying in Horsforth, near to the Old Ball roundabout.

“Flights were temporarily grounded at Leeds Bradford airport as a precaution and resumed again at around 2.48pm.”