Theresa May says police powers may be increased to combat drones

Theresa May says police powers may be increased to combat drones


And may I first
of all say I feel for all those passengers
whose travel plans have been disrupted by this
drone activity, and the action that’s had to
be taken in response to it. And, obviously, at this
particular time of year this is particularly
difficult for people. We’ve already passed
legislation in relation to the use of drones. So it is now, as has been made
clear, the activity we’ve seen is illegal. And those who are caught
endangering aircraft can face up to five
years in prison. And that’s legislation that
we’ve already introduced, and actually we’re consulting
on further aspects of this, including further police powers. But we will continue to work
with the Gatwick authorities. And the police will be working
with the Gatwick authorities in order to bring
this to a close. Such that people can
actually… will be able to get on …to the travel that
they were expecting over the Christmas period.

Eugene Islam

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