Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral drone flight man cautioned

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Media captionThe footage filmed by the drone includes an aerial view of Lincoln Cathedral

A man who flew a drone over landmarks in Lincoln city centre has been given a caution by police.

Earlier this month, YouTube footage emerged showing a drone flying close to a university and the city's cathedral.

Lincolnshire Police said the local man - who has not been named - was identified shortly after and spoken to by police.

The force said it would be issuing further guidance on the rules and regulations in relation to drones.

Image caption The drone was also flown over people walking around the University of Lincoln campus

Police had previously released an image of the drone pilot in an attempt to trace him, as they believed the flight may have been illegal.

Flying over congested areas is illegal unless permission is given by the Civil Aviation Authority.


The Dronecode

  • Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don't fly higher than 122m (400ft)
  • Drones must weigh less than 20kg (44lb)
  • Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields
  • Use your commonsense and fly safely - you could be prosecuted if you don't

Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown:

  • Within 50m (164ft) metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures
  • Over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events

Source: Civil Aviation Authority


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