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New drone owners urged to read rules before unwrapping and flying

New drone owners are urged to read the 'Dronecode' Credit: PA

New drone owners have been warned about the risk of flying the devices after they unwrap them this Christmas.

If anyone is caught flying drones dangerously they can face an unlimited fine and up to five years' imprisonment.

The Government announced plans last week to introduce new measures that will crackdown on reckless users.

This comes after a drone had a near miss with a Boeing 767 aircraft approaching Manchester Airport earlier this month. The drone was said to have been so close it must have passed over the right wing of the plane.

Pilots and police are encouraging people to look at the Civil Aviation Authority's 'Dronecode', and educate themselves before flying the machines.

Government announces crackdown on drones, after several near misses at UK airports Credit: PA