Spy-in-the-sky drones used by West Midlands Police have been dubbed a waste of cash by bobbies on the street.

And they believe the £19,000 paid for the high-tech machines should have been spent on recruiting a new officer for the West Midlands force.

One officer broke ranks to reveal the ill-feeling generated by the introduction of drones in July.

Reported by The Birmingham Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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