Nine members of Heathrow Airport staff arrested on suspicion of stealing items from lost property have been released on bail.
The suspects, six men and three women, are suspected of being involved in 43 separate thefts between May and September this year.
The nine members of staff, aged between 23 and 63, were arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s aviation security command at the west London airport and at residential properties.
They have since been bailed until dates in mid-December, Scotland Yard said.
A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said: “The employees in question have been suspended while the police complete their investigation. We take any report of criminal behaviour seriously at Heathrow and will be taking appropriate action if there is a case to answer.”