Musselburgh man accused of flying drone over Edinburgh city centre

A man has appeared in court accused of being in control of a drone which was seen flying over Edinburgh city centre last Summer.

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 3:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 3:49 pm
Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Pic: Ian Georgeson

David Louden, from Musselburgh, is alleged to have flown the unmanned surveillance aircraft over and within 150 metres of the capital’s Cockburn Street last July.

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Louden, 31, is also said to have disregarded regulations concerning flying drones by operating the aircraft within 150 metres of a congested area.

The case against Louden called at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today and defence solicitor Euan Gosney asked for a continuation without plea.

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