Man arrested for filming Premier League matches with a drone

Man arrested for filming Premier League matches with a drone

In occasions previous, enterprising soccer followers who did not have a ticket for the large match would scale partitions or discover an elevated vantage level to comply with the motion. Elevated safety and the sheer measurement of recent soccer stadiums has put an finish to such techniques, however some are discovering new, and unlawful, strategies to observe and movie as their workforce play. As we speak, the Metropolitan Police confirmed it has arrested a person for flying a drone over quite a few Premier League and Championship soccer stadiums, in addition to Buckingham Palace.

forty three-yr-previous Nottingham man Nigel Wilson has been summoned to seem at Westminster Magistrates Courtroom on April sixteenth for flying his drone over Liverpool’s Anfield, Arsenal’s Emirates, Manchester Metropolis’s Etihad Stadium, Leicester’s King Energy Stadium, the Nottingham Forest Stadium, Derby Stadium and Stoke’s Britannia Stadium. His rap sheet might additionally embrace flights over Westminster and the Queen Victoria Memorial, simply outdoors the Queen’s hottest London residence.

Police charged Wilson for contravening the CAA’s Air Navigation Order 2009, a bit of laws that was lately used to ban drone flights in London’s eight Royal parks. Pilots are required to be inside four hundred vertical ft and 500 horizontal metres of their drone, have direct visible content material and never fly it close to an occasion internet hosting greater than 1,000 individuals, one thing that the Met says he did not adhere to on the time (some stadiums can seat 60,000 individuals). To raised implement using drones, the Home of Lords EU Committee has already begun debating harder guidelines for drone possession within the UK. It might imply drone house owners are placed on a register, making them simpler to determine, and requested to broadcast once they want to fly.

[Picture credit score: Airviews Images, Flickr]

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