Police appeal for information after drone spotted flying over built-up area of Exeter

A drone seen flying in a built-up area of Exeter has prompted the police to appeal for information.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a drone was spotted over the St James area of the city on Monday, December 14, in York Road – a known residential street.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw the remote controlled drone being flown.

They are appealing for public help identifying drones seen flying over built-up areas.

A police spokesperson said: “We have received a report of a drone being seen in use over a private area in York Road, Exeter, on Monday 14 December 2020.

“There is a law to govern the use of drones and they should not be used in a built-up area.

“If seen being used inappropriately, we ask for a description of the drone to be taken if possible.”

If you have any information to help police, call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 469 of December  14, 2020.

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