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Commonwealth Games drone incursion highlights the threat from rogue operators

Police protecting spectators and ensuring the safe running of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last week were quick to seize a drone and its pilots after the unmanned vehicle flew dangerously close to crowds; such incidents at sporting events are not new, says Policing Insight’s Andrew Staniforth, but do highlight the potential threat posed by drones in crowded public spaces.

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