Drone helps police track occupants who fled M1 car crash

Police in Derbyshire said they had a “busy night on the borders” with incidents including a search for occupants who fled a crash on the M1 and a badger shooting.

Monday, 14th March 2022, 1:59 pm

Derbyshire Police’s rural crime team posted on Facebook yesterday, Sunday, March 13, shortly after 2am, telling of multiple incidents officers had attended overnight, including a rave and shot badger.

They said, after a quick stop for food, it was ‘off to Pinxton following an RTC on the M1 whereby the occupants had legged it’.

The team posted: “The rural crime tream drone was deployed and after spotting a few heat signatures, which we first thought were sheep and then identified as human our colleagues with their K9 partners herded the driver and passenger towards officers from the roads policing department who detained both. Teamwork at its finest.”

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File picture shows police cars. Police in Derbyshire said they were “busy" overnight on Saturday with incidents including a search for occupants who fled a crash on the M1 and a badger shooting.

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