Fall in number of drone-related incidents, say Cheshire Police


Alan O'Hare

The number of incidents involving drones reported to Cheshire Police has dropped.

There were 36 reports last year, as opposed to 53 in 2015.

Cheshire Police revealed the figures as police forces across the UK reported an increase in problems related to drones.

“When you fly an unmanned aircraft, the responsibility is yours,” said a spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary. “You must keep the drone within your sight at all times – failure to comply could lead to a criminal prosecution.”

Incidents involving drones have soared across the north west in the last three years, with Merseyside Police recording a massive jump to 108 incidents in 2016.

“It is illegal to fly any unmanned aircraft over congested areas such as streets, towns and cities,” the spokesman continued. “Also remember to stay well clear of airports and airfields.”

Please contact Cheshire Constabulary for any general aviation advice on 01606 36 2121.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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