Man held over Premier League drone

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Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

The 41-year-old man was held in the car park of an Asda supermarket near Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium after reports of a drone flying over a stand during Saturday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The man, from the Nottingham area, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the air navigation order and bailed for two months while police make further inquiries.

Greater Manchester Police released a photograph of the small white drone. It was not clear what it was used for.

Chief Inspector Chris Hill said: “The drones could pose a threat to crowd safety and potentially cause alarm in crowded areas.

“Even small drones can weigh up to seven or eight kilograms and could cause damage or injury if they fall from height. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

“People may see this as a minor offence but it is a breach of the Air Navigation Order which is prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.”

More than 45,000 people attended the Premier League match, which Manchester City won 4-1.

Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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