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Surrey and Sussex Police drones trial given £250,000

Sussex and Surrey Police forces are to increase their numbers of unmanned drones using £250,000 of Home Office funding.

Police say the drones make them more effective at tackling crime and dealing with with emergencies, but civil liberties groups fear they could be used to record and spy on people.

South East Today's John Young spoke to video journalist Eddie Mitchell, Rachel Robinson of the human rights organisation Liberty and Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry.

  • 27 Mar 2015
  • From the section England