A UFO hovering outside the 72nd floor of London’s Shard skyscraper and a flying camera hurtling through the skies over Hyde Park are just two of the rising number of “drone-related incidents” reported to police forces across the UK.

Figures provided to the Guardian following a freedom of information request show a significant increase in the number of cases where members of the public have reported nuisance drone flying to their local force. Thames Valley police recorded 21 incidents in 2014, rising to 80 this year. The Metropolitan police logged 21 cases in 2015, up from one the previous year.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.