UK Daily Mail
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
When they first took off, the drones were hailed as the latest weapon in the war against crime.
But after police celebrated their first arrest thanks to one of the miniature remote-controlled helicopters, it emerged it was not only a suspected car thief who was potentially breaking the law.
Merseyside Police has been forced to ground its drones for flying them without the appropriate licence.
A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority last night confirmed it was investigating the alleged breach of an Air Navigation Order.
The Air Robot was deployed in January after officers lost a suspect in thick fog.
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This article was posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 4:54 am