Gatwick Airport has announced that flights have resumed following an earlier problem in its control tower.

However, passengers were warned they face ongoing disruption.

Flights were suspended shortly after 5pm due to a glitch affecting the airport's air traffic control systems.

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A Gatwick spokesman said: "Flights have resumed at Gatwick following an earlier issue with the systems operated by ANS in our air traffic control tower.

"As we move back into full operations, we are likely to see some delays and further cancellations this evening.

"We apologise to passengers who have been affected and are aiming to operate a full schedule of flights tomorrow.

"We continue to advise all passengers travelling tonight or tomorrow to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport."

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