When people go missing, finding them can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is why so many get in touch with private detectives in London to help seek out their relative or friend when they feel police are not doing enough to help.
One of the ways investigators might try to find these missing people is by making the most of drone cameras.
This is what Inspector Lou Provart did earlier this week following the disappearance of a person in King’s Lynn.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (April 18th), the Norfolk Police employee warned residents the technical equipment was being used, saying: “Please be aware that I have authorised the use of a police camera drone to help in the search of a missing person in King’s Lynn.”
He added: “If you see it, it is for no other purpose so don’t be alarmed.”
Inspector Provart explained to the public that drones are used in these circumstances, as they “cover greater ground much more efficiently” and help police to spot missing people more quickly.
The drone was obviously effective as, less than an hour later, the policeman reported on Twitter that the person had been found.
Those searching for missing Charlie Peters, including Avon and Somerset Constabulary, might be interested in using this technology after the disappearance of the 26-year-old from Hampshire on April 12th.
The five-foot ten male was spotted on April 16th and is now believed to be in the Romford area of east London, although he remains missing. Relatives who are concerned of his whereabouts could be tempted to hire private detectives to help find Mr Peters.