Missing Austin McGovern: Police call for public not to use drones in search for missing nine-year-old

Police have asked the public not to fly drones in the search for a missing nine-year-old in East Lothian.

Austin McGovern had been missing from Dunbar since Friday night (September 9) – but police announced on Saturday he had been found safe.

East Lothian Police said: “While we are grateful for the continued support, we would ask the public to please refrain from flying drones in the search area as it is hindering the police operation. Thank you for your concern and assistance.”

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Police asked the public not to use drones in the search for a missing boy (Getty Images)