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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Reported Incidents in 2017

Question

For the period 1st October 2017 to 31st December 2017 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls have been received by Avon & Somerset Constabulary, with a breakdown of the nature of the incident, any action taken, and the month the call was received.

You amended it to:

I would like to refine my request as you suggest, and would be grateful if you could let me know the number of reported drone UAV related crimes/incidents Avon & Somerset Police have recorded during 2017.

Answer

We have identified 9 UAV related incidents/ crimes. 

Please find a breakdown of the incidents below: 

Month

Summary

Outcome

January

Drone seen flying over “no fly zone”

Filed - No suspect/No line of enquiry

April

Drone seen flying above a property

New - Under Investigation

April

Drone flown over property

Filed - No suspect/No line of enquiry

April

Drone flown over property

Crime related incident

June

Stolen Drone

Filed – Insuff Evidence

July

Drone being flown above guideline 400ft within close proximity of an aircraft

Filed - No suspect/No line of enquiry

August

Drone seen flying over caller's garden

Crime related incident

September

Flown drone over public event at The Downs Music Event

Investig. not in Public Int. (Police)

December

Drone flown over Prison and dropped package in the Prison grounds.

Filed – No suspect

FOI reference: 244/18.
Date of request: 15.02.18.