Police close Severn Bridge on New Year’s Eve after nearby drone activity


Police deemed it necessary to close the Severn Bridge after a man was flying his drone nearby.

Local forces were alerted after the man had climbed a bridge, something the police believed to be a public nuisance.

Officers then discovered he was flying a drone and, according to a report from the BBC, the man was arrested after he voluntarily came down from his 47ft high position.

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On the incident, Highways England said: “The incident was quickly spotted on our security cameras and reported to police and thankfully there was no injury or worse on this occasion.”

It added: “Appropriate security is in place on the bridge, we are liaising with Avon and Somerset Police and will be undertaking investigations to determine if any damage was caused during the incident.”

Earlier in December, drones were reported to be the problem of major disruption at Gatwick airport.

Read more on that story here:

GATWICK RECAP: A timeline of drone Christmas carnage


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Alex Douglas

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  1. Alex

    Cmon you guys are better than this!! The guy was climbing the bridge and then flew his drone off the top to get a selfie!! the bridge was closed before he flew the drone!!

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