Originally published on the Daily Mall. Drones are being used to reach places people could not, and sometimes should not, be viewing. They are the new ‘peeping toms’.
The warnings from senior officers come on the eve of a major Parliamentary report into the ‘staggering’ increase in civil drone use, which may call for new European rules on safety, privacy and insurance.
Last week police in Paris arrested three Al Jazeera journalists for flying a drone.
One drone scales the 315ft of Big Ben to show the clock face in minute detail.
The ‘teatime’ tour begins in Parliament Square, where it zooms in on the Houses of Parliament’s peaks and the clock tower, before heading to the South Bank.