Blighty’s slate grey skies may soon be peppered with DroneCops, after it was revealed by The Times that drones have been given the go ahead for “high-risk” criminal investigations by UK police.
More than a quarter of the 43 police forces in England and Wales are mulling whether to bring in drones to help them tackle burglaries and sieges, according to a report in the The Times—which was briefed on the plans.
However, the quadcopters could also be used by cops to, for example, allow them to eyeball protesters, in a move that is likely to raise concern among privacy campaigners.
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