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Date Responded 07 September 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. For the periods 1st July 2019 to 31 December 2019 and 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls per month have been received and logged by Northumbria Police, with a breakdown of the specific nature of each call.
  2. Also, for the period 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020 can you tell me how many drone operators were fined under ANO 94D for failing to register their drone, and under ANO 94F how many drone pilots were fined for not obtaining the necessary competency acknowledgement from the CAA.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development and Criminal Justice Departments of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1

Incident Type

2019

2020

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Concern - drone potentially in flightpath

 

1

                   

Drone - Suspicious activity

1

1

1

1

2

1

2

 

1

4

4

4

Drone airborne in a flight restricted zone

   

1

     

1

 

3

   

4

Drone did not return from scheduled flight

         

1

           

Drone spotted by Air Traffic Control

                   

1

 

Flying a drone into an office

     

1

               

Flying drone in a residential area to close to property

4

2

4

1

1

 

1

1

1

11

20

4

Online fraud - bought drone - not received

       

1

             

Possible use for surveillance

                     

1

Theft of a drone

1

1

2

 

1

   

1

       

Info only of planned flight

12

11

20

13

3

9

6

10

12

4

9

14

Total

18

16

28

16

8

11

10

12

17

19

34

27

 

2  No information held.  During the period specified there have been no prosecutions.

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