Police officers in the North West could soon be given drones to help combat anti-social behaviour.
In a report by the Liverpool Echo, the suggestion comes after a series of complaints made following targeted bin fires and young people misusing drink and drugs at Upton Rocks Park in Widnes.
It detailed how a petition, signed by 67 local residents, has been submitted to Halton Council asking for ‘robust action.’
As part of a discussion at Runcorn Town Hall, Cllr Peter Lloyd-Jones suggested drones be used as a deterrent.
In response to this, the newspaper told of how PC Jane Tetlow confirmed that Cheshire Police does have a supply of drones and that they could soon be used.