over high-tech criminals using drones in Burnham-On-Sea area
burglars could be using drones to check out properties in the
Burnham-On-Sea area in preparation for carrying out robberies,
a meeting has heard this week.
in the village of Mark heard about the concern during the annual
parish meeting, which was attended by Police and Crime Commisioner
was asked whether the police are aware of drones being used for
aerial monitoring of properties in the Burnham area.
responded that there have been a couple of incidents where drones
have been flown over areas to potentially 'case the joint' but
that it is not illegal to use them.
resident told the meeting that they were concerned that microlights
had been seen flying over properties in the Mark area shortly
before a spate of farm thefts.
government is currently looking into how to control the use of
drones flying over private homes and being used irresponsibly.