Police Have a Crashed Gatwick Drone in Custody But Aren't Ruling Out Mass Delusion

By Gary Cutlack on at

The police are role playing fantasy scenarios in the wake of the Gatwick drone shutdown, even entertaining the idea that maybe there wasn't a drone at all and it was all a sort of crazed word of mouth paranoia. After all, no one seems to have any video or photos of the things.

Confusing the matter even more is the fact that the police now say that have the remains of a crashed drone under house arrest, being looked at on a desk within the IT department, plus the local force says it has a total of 67 eyewitness reports from the public, airport staff and police officers working the terminals to get through. Not including the poor couple who were grassed up by neighbours because they have a drone, who are now free to go.

Explaining what's going on over Christmas, festive-sounding officer DCI Tingley said: "We are interviewing those who have reported these sightings, are carrying out extensive house-to-house enquiries and carrying out a forensic examination of a damaged drone found near the perimeter of the airport near Horley, which is close to the last reported sighting," although on the matter of there not being even any blurry portrait-mode video of the buzzing so what if it wasn't drones at all? he added: "Of course, that's a possibility. We are working with human beings saying they have seen something." [Yahoo]