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First 24-hour police drone unit to launch in Devon and Cornwall in summer

Remote-controlled ‘flying squad’ to chase criminals and hunt for missing people

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The first 24-hour police drone unit is to be launched, amid fears that forces may have to rely on them because of falling officer numbers.

The ‘flying squad’ will pursue suspects, find missing people and help solve murders. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, national spokesman on drones, predicted forces across Britain would soon be using them as they are cheaper than helicopters and can perform some duties of bobbies on the beat.—More…

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