Posted on 2nd June 2014
An eight-year-old boy from Chesterfield has been given a certificate from police to thank him for returning a lost drone.
Charlie Cannon and his dad Paul, who live on Wingerworth Way, brought the small flying machine to Chesterfield police station after finding it in their garden.
The previous day a resident on Langer Lane had reported the device, which is like a small helicopter, missing to local police officers.
He had owned it for less than a week and said it gone down somewhere in the area, and he didn’t know where.
PCSO Kirsty Handby of local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, who are based in Grangewood, said: “It was a really unusual report, and the man told us about it on the off chance that it might have been found; he said he honestly thought he would never see it again.
“However, thanks to young Charlie, who brought the machine to the police station, the drone has been returned to its owner, who met with Mr Cannon and his son to express his gratitude.
“We handed them a certificate to recognise the young boy’s honesty, as without it it’s quite possible that the device would have been lost forever.”
The drone was reported as missing to police on Thursday, May 8.