Warning over drones as incidents increase

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DRONES flying in the skies are causing more problems, police have warned.

The number of incidents involving the flying craft has increased with 46 reported since January 1 this year.

Now Hampshire police have said anyone getting a drone for Christmas should be aware of flying rules.

PC Andy Sparshott, the Hampshire & Thames Valley Police Drone Advisor said: ‘Here in Hampshire we have received 46 reports of drone incidents since the January 1 this year.

‘These include drones being found in people’s gardens and a drone hitting the roof of a house and causing damage.

‘Another during an ongoing neighbour dispute where one person flew a drone over their neighbour’s garden intentionally to cause annoyance.

‘However even more worrying is that Southampton International Airport reported a drone coming to within a wings length of two aircraft that were landing at the airport.’

He added: ‘Our message is not that drones are dangerous or that we are spoiling someone’s Christmas present enjoyment but increased awareness by everyone is an essential part to preventing incidents before they happen.’

For more see the Civil Aviation Authority website.