A New Take On Capital Crime
After the revelation that gangsta rap videos were helping to reduce gun crime in London by teaching morons to hold guns the wrong way comes this latest twist in fighting crime.
It’s been talked about for a long time but has now reached us locally. Officers from Islington, North London, recovered two drones carrying mobile phones and drugs in the vicinity of Pentonville Prison as part of Operation Airborne, which was set up to catch offenders attempting to deliver contraband into the prison.
Officers observed a man acting suspiciously close to the prison. On seeing police he ran from the scene, dropping bags containing Class B drugs and mobiles.
The following day officers recovered a drone after tracking it flying over the prison before it crashed. Later, they were alerted to another low flying drone which was ‘stopped mid-flight by an officer’ (how?) and a package containing a large quantity of drugs and phones was recovered.
As I’m planning a new series of crime novels to run beside the Bryant & May books, this goes into my file of interesting stuff to use. Clearly times have changed, and criminals no longer use harpoons to try and get into police stations (See fig.2)