Drone seized by police on day of Wales Airshow in Swansea

A drone owner had their aircraft confiscated after they tried to fly it during the Wales Airshow.

The two-day airshow attracted hundreds of thousands to the city – with highlights including the Red Arrows, a Eurofighter Typhoon, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a Chinook helicopter

But police were called to Victoria Park, Swansea at around 1.10pm on Saturday – one of the busiest times of the event – after receiving reports of a drone being in use.

Ahead of the weekend, a six-mile no fly-zone had been imposed – and organisers had flagged up that it was there too.

(Image: Jonathan Myers)

Guidance published before the event said: “Drones are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, but they are strictly prohibited during the Wales Airshow. This includes both professional and recreational use.”

It said the event would

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