POLICE have launched an investigation following multiple incidents of drones being flown close to properties and a nursery near Nailsworth. 

Officers say the drones spotted in Inchbrook have been flying close to properties, residents, businesses and children in a nearby nursery. 

According to the community alert, incidents have happened on May 10, Thursday, June 20 and Saturday, June 22. 

A police spokesperson said: “We are investigating a series of incidents reported in Inchbrook regarding drones flying close to properties, residents, businesses, and children in the nursery. 

“If you have information related to the incidents please get in touch with us by calling 101 or go online.”

Anyone with information should use incident number 180 for May 10, and 451 for June 20 and 221 for June 22 here - tinyurl.com/4y6mj58t

The spokesperson added: "If you are using a drone for personnel use then you are governed by the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) Air Navigation Order 2016, specifically Article 241 (endangering the safety of any person or property), Article 94 (small unmanned aircraft ) and Article 95 (small unmanned surveillance aircraft).

"This is the law and you can, and individuals have been, prosecuted for breaking it.

"If you are thinking of flying a drone over a school, you should stop and think if it would be ok if you flew a drone over a hospital or prison, all of which are considered to be critical infrastructure, and should be approached with extreme caution.

"Also, it is always a sensitive topic when mixing strangers with cameras and children.

"Flying a drone over a school during school hours would be very dangerous as there could be people walking around below, especially since those people could be children."