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Drone 'was used to carry mobile phones and cannabis into prison'

A typical drone, pictured in flight Credit: PA

Two people have been been charged with using a drone to carry mobile phones and cannabis into a prison.

Ingrid Edwards, 25, of Wolfe Crescent in Charlton, South London, and Daniel Lee Kelly, 37, of Amblecote Meadows in Grove Park, South London, have been charged with two counts of getting prohibited items into HMP Swaleside in Eastchurch, Kent.

The items are alleged to have been sent into the prison between March 16 and April 25.

Police say two defendants are due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 24 May.


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Best-selling author joins launch of 'cyber crime' campaign

Best-selling author Peter James has joined Sussex Police at the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of 'cyber crime'.

Recent figures show 84% of people living in our region have experienced an attempted cyber crime in the last year. 15% have become victims, with an increase in 'ransomware attacks'.

Here we speak to James and Chief Constable Giles York.


Dorset Police to record incidents with body cameras

The devices will provide record incidents Credit: ITV

Police in Dorset are being issued with audio and video recording devices.

Body-worn video is a joint project between Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The aim is to eventually provide cameras to all operational front line officers.

The cameras will be used to record the majority of incidents and encounters, making the police more transparent and officers’ actions more accountable.

New Royal Navy jets are put through their paces

The new multi-role jets which will equip the Royal Navy's new Portsmouth-based aircraft carriers are being put through their paces in the United States.

The F35s are a very much more sophisticated version of the Harrier jump jets which played a vital role in the Falklands war.

Robert Moore sent a special report from the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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