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Cumbria Police to use drones to tackle crime

Drones are to be used by a cash-strapped police force to tackle crime.

Cumbria Police has been testing two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and has already used them to search for missing people.

The £2,300 devices send footage to officers controlling them from the ground.

Ch Insp Matt Kennerley told North West Tonight's Dave Guest that UAVs were cost-effective and could be used in "situations where deploying patrols would put members of the public or officers themselves at risk".