Drones have increasingly been used to smuggle drugs, mobile phones and other contraband into prisons, figures suggest.

Statistics obtained through a Press Association Freedom of Information request show that in 2013 none of the unmanned aircraft were detected in or around prisons in England and Wales.

This rose to two incidents in 2014 and 33 in 2015 and items discovered include drugs, phones and USB drives.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.