Man held over HMP Liverpool drone drop-off

Drone seized by police Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption The drone was later found on land close to Rice Lane Farm

A man has been arrested after a drone was seen dropping off a banned item at a prison.

The drone was spotted with an object above HMP Liverpool in Walton by prison staff in the early hours of 6 January.

The item had been taken before staff arrived at the drop-off point. The drone was found on land close to Rice Lane Farm.

A 44-year-old man from Anfield has been arrested on suspicion of conveying a prohibited article.

He has been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

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