Drones used to bust giant rave flaunting UK COVID-19 restrictions

Scores of people were arrested in southern England Sunday after drone-flying police busted revelers at a giant rave violating the country’s continuing COVID-19 restrictions. Footage from the craft showed countless cars parked along roads abutting the pastureland used for the illegal party, aiding them in organizing moves to break it up. 

Drone confirms giant rave, allows police to prepare raid

Though the visuals provided by the drone flyover were important in allowing police to verify the infraction and plan their intervention, participating ravers certainly didn’t do much to mask their COVID-19 flaunting fête. Over 2,000 people flocked to the flat expanse of farmland outside Steyning, Sussex – just a few miles from the area’s chalk coastal cliffs – and filmed themselves dancing to loud music echoing throughout the area. With parking options along the narrow country roads limited, the seemingly endless line of cars left along the fields provided more…