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Police deploy drones to help fight crime in Malmö

A police drone on a separate occasion. Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT

Published: 17.Oct.2019 08:06 hrs

Malmö police are set to start using camera-equipped drones to prevent crime in some areas.

Police will start using the drones between 1pm and 11pm today, in the areas Nydala, Hermodsdal and Lindängen. The drones are equipped with cameras and will be filming in public places.

"Footage by the drones help us to quickly monitor incidents and get to the scene faster," said Johannes Dontsios, police team leader for the southern Malmö beat, in a statement.

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