Justice Secretary Thinks Barking Dogs Can Scare Away Drones

By Gary Cutlack on at

The justice secretary, speaking on the very modern and serious matter of people flying things into prisons by drone, has revealed that she hasn't really got much of a clue about drones. Including, but not limited to, how they work, how they are operated, why they stay in the sky and anything about what they're actually like.

The comments by justice secretary Liz Truss were made in a commons debate, of all places, when she was talking about measures to stop illegal prison drop offs. She was referring to no-fly zones that are to be implemented above prisons to stop non-incarcerated friends from dumping in drugs, mobile phones, Mars bars, nice jumpers and the like, before she went a bit rogue.

Truss said to the house of the anti-drone measures: "What we are doing is solutions such as installing extra netting. I was at HMP Pentonville last week. They've now got patrol dogs who are barking, which helps deter drones. So we're using all kinds of solutions to deal with contraband coming into our prisons."

Maybe she thinks drones are piloted by little people or cats? [Independent]


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