Three men have been charged for breaching NHS Louisa Jordan airspace

The restrictions to the airspace above the hospital have been in place since Wednesday

Three men have been charged for breaching NHS Louisa Jordan airspace

Police Scotland have charged three men, aged 23, 26 and 30 for breaching the temporary airspace above NHS Louisa Jordan.

The restrictions to the airspace are in place to ensure the safety of helicopters both landing and taking off at the nearby Glasgow heliport.

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Inspector Graeme Rankin, of Police Scotland said:“It can’t be underestimated that flying a drone in the vicinity of the heliport or the hospital puts lives at unnecessary risk.

“The temporary restriction of airspace is in place for a good reason, to protect aircraft, the public, those working at the hospital and vital equipment.”

“Ignoring the restriction constitutes a number of offences and I am taking this opportunity to remind anyone flying a drone to act responsibly.”

Police Scotland state: “The restriction applies to all aircraft and extends for a radius of two nautical miles and an altitude of 2,000 feet.”

The NHS Louisa Jordan hospital is situated in the Glasgow SEC and is prepared to accept coronavirus patients if needed.

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