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Police warning to drone users

Northumbria Police are warning drone users that they may be prosecuted if they're caught flying them in restricted areas.

Officers says the cameras have increased in popularity, but people don't realise they're subject to strict rules and regulations.

Flying them within 150 metres of a crowded area is a criminal offence, as is entering restricted airspace.

A drone was sighted in Newcastle International airspace on Sunday afternoon (August 13).

While further investigations took place, several approaching aircraft were put into a holding pattern for a short time before being advised to land.

All aircraft landed safely and flight operations returned to normal shortly afterwards.

– Newcastle International Airport statement

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