POLICE spent almost £900,000 investigating the drone alert which paralysed Gatwick Airport — but still have not caught anyone.

Sussex Police forked out £886,210 on the incident, which closed the airport for 36 hours just before Christmas and left 140,000 holidays ruined.

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who represents Brighton Kemptown, insists the inquiry, known as Operation Trebo, should be closed.

He told The Sun on Sunday: “It has been a farce and they shouldn’t waste any more money on it.”

By the end of March, the force spent £670,000, including £402,000 on overtime. The total also included £171,000 on bringing in officers from other forces and £24,000 on accommodation and hospitality. A breakdown of the £886,210 now spent is not yet available.

Sussex Police said: “The criminal investigation reflects the gravity of this attack. We have been methodical in our approach.”