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UK government announces drone regulation shake-up

8th January 2019 - 16:28 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The UK government has announced a series of measures that will provide police with increased powers to fight and prevent the misuse of drones, alongside stricter controls relating to ownership of the unmanned vehicles. 

Among the proposals, which will be fitted into the Draft Drones Bill 2019, police can request evidence from drone users in the event that there's 'reasonable suspicion of an offence' having taken place, with minor drone offences also punishable though fixed penalty notices. 

Regulation that first saw a ban on drones flying above 400ft and within 1km of UK airport boundaries in July 2018, has been further consolidated

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