‘New law set to restrict drone use near airports’

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Drone users will face new restrictions from next year, following more than 50 near misses with aircraft in the last 12 months, a transport minister says.

The new law could restrict drone use near airports and give police new powers to land drones suspected of involvement in criminal activity.

Baroness Sugg said the chance of a significant incident was high and “we are clear on the need to act”.

At the moment it was difficult to link a person to a specific drone, she said.