The first reported sighting… A window fitter arrested on suspicion of carrying out the Gatwick drone attack was at work throughout “much of” the disruption, his boss insisted. Drone enthusiast, Paul Gait, 47, was detained along with his wife Elaine Kirk, 54, at their home in Crawley, West Sussex, just a five-minute drive from the airport’s perimeter. Friends of the couple said Ms Kirk had “no interest” in drones or flying. The pair were being questioned on suspicion of causing three days of chaos at Britain’s second busiest airport by repeatedly flying a device into restricted air space. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. His former partner also said that he was with her during another time that the drone was seen over the airport.