There have been around 80 reports of vehicles going missing at London-Heathrow Airport after they were left in the care of a third-party meet-and-greet company.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police, which provide policing services at Heathrow Airport, confirmed that a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft.
According to detectives based at the international airport reports of stolen vehicles have built up in the last month.
Customers of the third-party meet-and-greet service company contacted police after their vehicles had not been returned.
Around 70 of these vehicles have been recovered and work is under way to return them to their owners.
It has been suggested that vehicles were found in a field around 15 miles from the airport.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Detectives based at Heathrow Airport are investigating a number of reports of stolen vehicles linked to a meet and greet parking service which operated from the airport.
“Enquiries into the circumstances continue, including to locate any remaining vehicles.
“A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.”
Heathrow Airport does have official meet-and-greet operators, which travellers are encouraged to use.