DRONE users will be taught how to fly their drones safely by Dorset Police.

The Force will be holding a series of sessions for members of the public to help them make “sensible and legal choices when flying their drone”.

The first course takes place in Blandford on March 11, followed by Bournemouth on April 7, Weymouth on May 6, Poole on June 16 and Ferndown on July 15.

All courses will take place between 9am and 12pm or 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

The topics covered include the law, pilot responsibilities, privacy, the drone code and are led by police drone operators.

The course costs £20 for a three-hour workshop, including refreshments and a certificate. Minimum age of attendees is 12 (under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult but only the child pays).

For more information and to sign up, email: saferdrones@dorset.pnn.police.uk