Strafing of Lincoln prompts UK-operated drone rethink

The MoD is to reconsider the decision to remotely operate armed drones from Britain, after a house in a suburb of Lincoln was devastated by several missile strikes yesterday afternoon.

In a statement issued today, the RAF said it had detained a pilot stationed at RAF Waddington following an incident involving a Reaper drone that had ‘deviated significantly from its intended target’.

‘The pilot in question is currently helping the Royal Air Force Police with their enquiries into an on-going dispute with a neighbour, believed to relate to excessively high Leylandii,’ they added.

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