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Police have seized packages of drugs that had been dropped inside a prison - by a remote-controlled DRONE.
Staff became suspicious when they heard a buzzing sound from the propeller-driven craft hovering over Gartree Prison.
Prison guards searched the category C prison, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, after the alarm was raised at 4am on August 23, and found a number of packages containing drugs.
A couple of packages had fallen inside the wing blocks. As the packages fell inside the prison the matter was left with the prison to investigate.
People using drones to fly contraband into prison face up to two years in prison. Drones are increasingly being used to smuggle items, including drugs and mobile phones, into prisons.
Last year there were 33 incidents of drone-related smuggling, compared with two the year before.
The A512 has now been closed between Loughborough & M1 roundabout at the junction of Snells Nook Lane.
It follows an incident that has also closed M1, between Junction 22 & 23 Northbound.
Queueing traffic is building up on the Main carriageway on the M1 Northbound at J23.
Road closed at around 06.00am this morning.
Queueing traffic is building up and the Main carriageway on the M1 Northbound at J23 A512 for Loughborough is closed due to a police incident.
Traffic is diverting via the exit and entry slips. Road closed at around 06.00am this morning.
Due to an incident on the M1, between Junction 22 & 23 M1 Northbound is closed. The M1 can be accessed from the A512 onto the M1 at Junc 23.
A man is due to appear in court later today after a 56 year-old bus driver was stabbed in Leicester on Tuesday afternoon.
Harley Kidd from Leicester has been charged with grievous bodily harm, common assault by beating and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.
The incident happened at around 3.40pm on Evington Road.