Lincoln ‘drone man’ speaks to police as dramatic footage reappears online

A Lincoln man suspected of flying a drone without authorisation has been identified, just as his video showing various parts of the city from above has reappeared.

The man voluntarily spoke to police officers and the force have said that an investigation is ongoing to establish if any offences have been committed.

The dramatic video, initially published on YouTube on October 15, shows the drone taking off from the Lincoln Tank Memorial on the Tritton Road roundabout, going over the Brayford and right up to Lincoln Cathedral.

Drones can be legally purchased as long as they weigh less than 20kg and are not used for commercial purposes.

Owners must avoid flying drones within 150 metres of a congested area and 50 metres of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot,

Drones must also need to be flown “within sight”, meaning they can’t go above 400 feet in altitude or further than 500 metres horizontally.

Lincolnshire Police have thanked members of the public and the media for help in tracing the man.