THE chaos at Gatwick Airport caused by drones is an outcome that should have been foreseen as soon as these 'lethal weapons' became available to the general public.

Drones can be highly dangerous ‘weapons’ and ownership should be subject to the same legal restrictions as ownership of guns.

When those responsible for closing the country’s second busiest airport for a day are apprehended they should be locked away for a far longer term than the totally inadequate five years mandated under present law.

Hopefully too this act of what can justifiably be described as ‘terrorism’ sends a message to governments and airport operators around the world.

This is a wake up call that cannot be ignored.


Norwich Avenue West, Bournemouth