Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption

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Police will be able to land, seize and search drones, with exclusion zones around airports extended

Police will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas.

Gatwick was repeatedly forced to close between 19 and 21 December due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. In response the government has announced a package of measures which include plans to give police the power to land, seize and search drones.

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