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4 July 2016

NEWS: London Police looking into drone technology


Justice from above.

If you think the increasing rise of drone use is pretty scary, prepared to get terrified... if you're a criminal. The London Metropolitan Police has announced that it is investigating whether the use of unmanned aircraft could be useful when pursuing motoring criminals, especially those on mopeds and motorbikes.


The announcement comes following the death of an 18 year old suspect in London in 2014 while he fled from two unmarked police cars “The possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles to tackle suspects using two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles to commit crime," said Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey, "are currently being discussed at a national level by the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s steering group and the Centre for Applied Science and Technology.”

This means that drones could potentially be used to follow crims as they flee the scene of a crime, without the need for cars to tear after them, causing panic and injury. So as well as Amazon drones dropping off packages, the sky could soon be filled with flashing blue lights.

Wow, TV cops dramas are going to get weird, aren't they?




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