Twenty-five bags of ingredients belonging to a vegan bakery were investigated by the British Transport Police (BTP) yesterday at Gatwick Airport.

The BTP said that officers were called to Gatwick Airport station at 1:34pm yesterday (28 August) after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder.

Following a number of enquiries and tests, it was determined that the bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery.

BTP Sussex posted on its Twitter account: “Huge drugs bust at Gatwick Airport. In collaboration with @ukhomeoffice powders tested and discovered to be vegan cake ingredients. Please label your foods and bring samples of cakes next time you visit. #cakefine.”

Vegan pizzeria Purezza replied to the tweet saying “Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you’re next in Brighton.”

BTP said the ingredients in question were “soon reunited with the owner, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return”.