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Author Topic: Drones cause Gatwick chaos. 20/12/2018, ongoing.  (Read 1682 times)
Charlie (in Gloucester)
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2018, 02:27:23 pm »

I had to share this, sorry  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2018, 05:14:15 pm »

As well as a custodial sentence, I think those prosecuted should get to meet some of their victims to hear their stories of holidays ruined, family occasions missed/cancelled, trying to get home for Christmas and what thousands of people have lost out financially as a result of what they’ve done.
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2018, 05:56:47 pm »

As well as a custodial sentence, I think those prosecuted should get to meet some of their victims to hear their stories of holidays ruined, family occasions missed/cancelled, trying to get home for Christmas and what thousands of people have lost out financially as a result of what they’ve done.

IF they are prosecuted and found wanting, could not those affected sue for loss of whatever? Idle musings perhaps.
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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2018, 05:59:23 pm »

As well as a custodial sentence, I think those prosecuted should get to meet some of their victims to hear their stories of holidays ruined, family occasions missed/cancelled, trying to get home for Christmas and what thousands of people have lost out financially as a result of what they’ve done.



Now there's an idea...………..a different scale of criminality altogether of course, but perhaps Messrs Hopwood et al could do the same after the next GWR meltdown?  I know, we could call it "Meet the Manager"!  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2018, 06:19:14 pm »

Finding the culprits is a step but uncovering the motive would be more interesting and useful.
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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2018, 06:27:02 pm »

Why are these being flied so close to an airport, is it deliberate or pure accident,They not knowing the airport was there.

I suppose that is just possible, but I'm not sure why a deaf and blind couple would really want a drone.

As well as a custodial sentence, I think those prosecuted should get to meet some of their victims to hear their stories of holidays ruined, family occasions missed/cancelled, trying to get home for Christmas and what thousands of people have lost out financially as a result of what they’ve done.
Now there's an idea...………..a different scale of criminality altogether of course, but perhaps Messrs Hopwood et al could do the same after the next GWR meltdown?  I know, we could call it "Meet the Manager"!  Grin

Now that's what they call blue sky thinking! Send in your delay/repay form as now, but add a victim impact statement.
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2018, 12:32:37 pm »

IF they are prosecuted and found wanting, could not those affected sue for loss of whatever? Idle musings perhaps.

Telegraph online reporting they've been released without charge....were arrested on a tip off, rather than caught red-handed.

So quite possible they'll be back....
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2018, 01:43:30 pm »

IF they are prosecuted and found wanting, could not those affected sue for loss of whatever? Idle musings perhaps.

Telegraph online reporting they've been released without charge....were arrested on a tip off, rather than caught red-handed.

So quite possible they'll be back....

Have the police consficated the drone,I assume they are not cheap.
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2018, 01:46:14 pm »

Have the police consficated the drone,I assume they are not cheap.

Confiscated whose drone?
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2018, 01:57:41 pm »

If the police DID confiscate the drone from the two former suspects, then this has presumably been returned as the former suspects are no longer suspects and have been released without charge.

Drones cost from under £100 up to many thousands of pounds, depending on size and sophistication.
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« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2018, 02:20:20 pm »

The usual trial-by-media too, unfortunately. Yesterday they were the 'Morons who ruined Christmas', today, innocent citizens. Who knows the truth? Certainly not me. I wish we could just let justice take its rather pedestrian course.
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« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2018, 03:47:56 pm »

Telegraph online reporting they've been released without charge....were arrested on a tip off, rather than caught red-handed.

An anonymous tip-off phoned in by a local drone enthusiast, surely not?   Grin

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« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2018, 07:02:41 pm »

The usual trial-by-media too, unfortunately. Yesterday they were the 'Morons who ruined Christmas', today, innocent citizens. Who knows the truth? Certainly not me. I wish we could just let justice take its rather pedestrian course.

I think if I were "Mr & Mrs Moron" I would be looking for a good no win-no fee lawyer at this point  .................
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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2018, 11:08:08 pm »

The usual trial-by-media too, unfortunately. Yesterday they were the 'Morons who ruined Christmas', today, innocent citizens. Who knows the truth? Certainly not me. I wish we could just let justice take its rather pedestrian course.

I think if I were "Mr & Mrs Moron" I would be looking for a good no win-no fee lawyer at this point  .................

"Let's sue the buggers for what's rightfully mine! I mean yours."

Probably better to negotiate terms  for a story. Where's Max Clifford when you need him, eh?
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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2018, 12:15:32 pm »

Have the police consficated the drone,I assume they are not cheap.

Confiscated whose drone?

I think you mean *what* drone. Police saying it might not even exist as no footage, only human verbal reports with no details exist.
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