Police begin hunt for man illegally flying drone in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Police have released a photo of a man suspected of unauthorised drone flying in Lincoln.

A video was leaked to the force, showing the man flying the drone across various parts of the city.

The video had been published online but has since been taken down.

If you know the man pictured, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 69 of December 7.

Drone guidance

Police have issued the following guidance to owning and flying a drone, with some people likely to receive one as a Christmas present.

  • There is nothing to stop you buying a drone as long as it weighs less than 20kg and you are not using it for commercial reasons
  • You must avoid flying it within 150 metres of a congested area and 50 metres of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the pilot
  • You will also need to fly the aircraft “within sight”. This means you can’t go above 400 feet in altitude or further than 500 metres horizontally. If you want to exceed that, you need to seek explicit permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)