Gatwick Drone Investigators Say Some Drone Sightings May Have Been Good Police Anti-Drone Drones

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sussex police are laying the groundwork for declaring the Gatwick drone shutdown one of the most bizarre crimes of a very bizarre year, with investigators currently saying that some drone sightings may have been of the good kind of police drone that was launched to investigate the original reports of rogue manbaby toys buzzing the airport.

So maybe what happened was that an old lady saw a light atop a lamppost and panicked, the police launched their toys to investigate, then everyone else spotted the police drones and panicked and reported evil machines menacing the skies. Local chief constable Giles York said he's sure that the very first sightings that led to the initial shutdown were genuine, though, but explained that his own team may have made things worse, saying: "We will have launched our own Sussex police drones at the time with a view to investigate, with a view to engage, with a view to survey the area looking for the drone, so there could be some level of confusion there." [The Times]