Police announce ‘new remote arrests’ using drones in hilarious April Fools tweet

PUBLISHED: 15:56 01 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:56 01 April 2020

The made-up device said to be used in order to make remote arrests by Cambridgeshire Police. Picture: Twitter/@CambsRuralCops

The made-up device said to be used in order to make remote arrests by Cambridgeshire Police. Picture: Twitter/@CambsRuralCops

Twitter/@CambsRuralCops

Police have announced that all arrests in Cambridgeshire will now be made remotely via drone... don’t worry, remember it’s April Fools day.

The made-up device said to be used in order to make remote arrests by Cambridgeshire Police. Picture: Twitter/@CambsRuralCops The made-up device said to be used in order to make remote arrests by Cambridgeshire Police. Picture: Twitter/@CambsRuralCops

The announcement was made on the force’s rural cops Twitter account this morning (April 1) with a picture attached of the device needed to make the arrests.

Pictures show a drone hanging from a piece of string with a baton cable tied to one end with a set of handcuffs retrofitted to the other.

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A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “In an effort to keep officers and the public safe in these unusual times we will be making arrests remotely from now on.

“Offenders will be asked at a distance to stand still while our latest invention applies cuffs.”

They quickly followed up their tweet, they said: “Don’t worry this is a joke. It’s not even one of our drones. Happy April fools day. Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.”

One resident said: “Excellent! Thank you for posting and making me smile! Thank you also for keeping us all safe, we all really appreciate it, even if it isn’t said that often.”


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