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Report of Drones in Sherborne

Alert message sent 27/07/2020 10:44:00

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Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing Team has received a report of an increase in the use of drones in a built up area.

On the 30th of November 2019 it became illegal to fly a drone or radio-controlled model aircraft without registering and passing a theory test administered by the Civil Aviation Authority.

It is against the law to fly a drone or model aircraft without passing the theory test or registering. You can also be fined for breaking the law when flying. In the most serious cases, you could be sent to prison.

The Drone & Model Aircraft Code may be found here: Drone Code

What is a drone?
Drones are unmanned aircraft that are controlled remotely – they are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

For further information about police drones the Dorset Police Drone Team has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We warmly invite you to follow our accounts so that you can keep informed about how we are deploying the technology and some of the good results we have had.

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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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