Staffordshire Police use 'Drone' to catch poachers
Hi-tech methods are being used by the police to catch rural criminals in the act. Drones, are aerial cameras, which are just two feet wide and are able to fly 800ft into the air.
Images are then sent in real-time back to a screen viewed by police officers on the ground, who are then able to locate the poachers who have no idea they are being tracked.
Pc Pete Clarke, a wildlife crime officer with Staffordshire Police, said: “Wildlife crime is a bit of an unknown quantity really. “There are so many animals over such a widespread area. We are certain these things are going on every night but lots of stuff just doesn't get reported to us.”