Merseyside police and fire services want a new drone - let's hope it doesn't sink this time
Merseyside's police and fire services are considering buying a shared drone to help tackle crime and keep residents safe.
In 2007, Merseyside became the first police force to trial a drone and three years later they made the first UK arrest using the technology when they managed to track a car thief by using the thermal imaging camera .
But in 2011 the £13,000 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which was 1m wide, weighed less than a bag of sugar and could record video from 500m off the ground, sunk to the bottom of the Mersey.
Police lost control of the “spy drone”, while operating it from the... read more
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