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Man convicted of flying drones illegally

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A 42-year-old man from Nottingham has, today, Tuesday, 15 September, been convicted of illegally flying drones over buildings and congested areas, in what it believed to be the first police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) led successful prosecution of its kind in the UK.
Nigel Wilson, 42 (02.11.1972), of Rockingham Grove, Bingham, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to a total of seven offences contrary to sections 166 and 167 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, having already pleaded guilty to two offences at a previous hearing on 7 May. He was sentenced to pay a fine of £1,800 and to pay £600 in costs. A Criminal Behaviour Order was also issued, with conditions that he is not allowed to purchase, own or fly any drones nor assist any other person in using drones for the next two years.

Wilson illegally flew his unmanned ‘drone’ aircraft over various football stadia across England and buildings in central London, where he either had no direct sight of the craft, flew the craft over congested areas, or where the craft was flying within 50 metres of the buildings – all offences under the Air Navigation Order, 2009.
He flew his drone illegally over Anfield stadium in September, 2014 during a Liverpool match against Ludogorets FC, filming footage which he later posted online via a YouTube account.
During this incident, he flew the drone close to mounted officers at the match, startling the horses on a busy walkway outside the stadium. Officers struggled to regain control as the horses reared and narrowly avoided hitting members of the public walking nearby.
Wilson went on to commit similar offences, flying his drones over the iPro Stadium in Derby, the Emirates Stadium in north London, and the Etihad Stadium in Manchester at various times between September and December 2014 – all during busy match days at the stadia.
He was initially arrested by officers from Greater Manchester Police on 18 October 2014, after they’d received reports of a drone flying over the Etihad Stadium.
He was bailed, whilst officers carried out further enquiries, and when he returned on bail in January 2015, he was further arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police, who had been carrying out a joint investigation into Wilson with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which had also been contacted about his drone-flying activity.
In addition to flying drones over crowds and stadia at various football matches, officers also discovered that Wilson had been flying drones over or near various buildings in London, including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, HMS Belfast and the Shard.
He was questioned by detectives and was released from custody, but later summoned to appear at court in May and pleaded guilty to two offences. He appeared again at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 15 September, where he pleaded guilty to a further seven offences. No evidence was offered in relation to eight other charges.
Chief Inspector Nick Aldworth, from the Met’s Specialist Operations Command, who is the Met’s lead officer on the misuse of drones, said:
“As drones become more widely available, it’s important that anyone using this type of small aircraft understands that there are strict regulations on how and where they can be flown and that police, in partnership with the CAA, will look to prosecute anyone who does not follow these rules.
“Flying drones over congested areas or buildings can pose great risks to public safety and security and Wilson put many people in real danger. Today’s outcome should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of doing similar that they could end up in court if they ignore these regulations.”
A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:
“As this case shows, anyone flying a drone needs to understand that there are safety rules in place which have to be followed. These rules are there to protect the safety of the general public and other airspace users. It is clearly not appropriate to fly a drone over large crowds of people or close to buildings and the CAA will continue working with the police to ensure these safety rules are upheld.”

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Man who Brutally kicked woman down stairs is beaten up in jail

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A manhunt was launched last year after a woman was brutally kicked down the stairs of a metro station, justice caught up with him and he was jailed. Now he has been subjected to a violent attack in jail.

Svetoslav Stoykov aged 28 carried out a random and vicious attack on a woman in October 2016, at the Hermannstrasse metro station.

His motive for the attack still remains unclear, Stoykov was sentenced to two years and 11 months in jail for the attack on the woman.

But now one year later while at Berlin’s Heidering Prison he has himself become the victim of a violent attack.

Last Friday, some other inmates at the prison hid their faces with T-shirts and rushed into Stoykov’s cell to attack him after a prison guard opened his cell door at at 4.05pm.

Stoykov had apparently been relaxing on a couch at the time, and was beaten by a group of prisoners who quickly dispersed.

Attack on the Woman

The shocking footage was released and a manhunt was launched after Stoykov was seen holding a bottle and smoking as he sneaks down four steps behind his victim and then kicks her forcing her to fall several feet to the bottom of the staircase.

The woman smacked her face against the surface of the train station floor Stoykow walks back up the steps and strolls away leaving his victim lifeless and laid on the ground.

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10K raised to support police officers seriously injured in Brent

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Within just 9 hours, £10K has been raised to support two Met Police Officers who are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

A crowdfunding page set up by a close friend of Chris and Sam has now been set up and has raised £10K within less than 9 hours of the appeal launching with the aim of the page to provide support for both officers.

Police have arrested three people including the driver of the car and he is now under investigation, due to this very little details can be released.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Daryl Asprey set up the Go Fund Me page and wrote “This page has been set up to raise funds for two police colleagues Chris and Sam who have suffered very serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle whilst on duty in Brent on Sunday 17th December 2017.

“There is an ongoing police investigation and only limited information can be provided on this page

“This is the season of good will and giving, so please dig deep and give as much or as little as you can afford. Every little donation, will I’m sure, be greatly received by our friends who will need considerable support for some time into the future.”

Please consider adding your donation to the crowdfunding page.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Two police officers in critical condition after being hit by a car

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Two Met Police Officers are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

The Police Officers have been named only as Chris and Sam have now had over £10K raised to support them on GoFundMe.

Police have arrested three people including the driver.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Police placed a cordon at the scene which has now been lifted.

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