UK Police say drones being used to vandalise homes and stalk victims, as reports of incidents surge

Drones are being used for stalking and vandalising people’s homes, police forces have revealed, as reported incidents involving the gadgets jumped 40pc in two years.

Freedom of Information requests, filed by Sky News, revealed that across 20 of the 45 UK police forces, there had been more than 2,400 reports of incidents involving drones last year, much higher than the 1,700 reports in 2016.

They included cases where drones were linked to stalking and harassment, as well as to hate crimes. One report, from Gwent in south-east Wales, detailed an incident where a member of the public complained they had been filmed naked by a drone.