UK police drone worth £13,00 crashes into river

The craft, which was launched in Merseyside four years ago in a hail of publicity, now apparently lies at the bottom of the river. Because of force budget cuts, senior officers have also decided to consign any plan to replace it to the depths of the ocean. Police lost control of the £13,000 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) while operating it from the Riversdale Police Social Club, in Aigburth, on a “routine training exercise”.

In February last year, the drone celebrated its first arrest, helping to locate a suspected car thief who escaped from a car following a police chase in Litherland. Its thermal technology was integral in finding the man hiding by a canal in thick fog.

The Telegraph 

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