Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 23 October 2020

Coronavirus Victoria: Police to use drones, helicopters to catch illegal grand final celebrations

Keen Victorian footy fans are being warned by police to be on their best behaviour this weekend as officers take to the skies to catch anyone illegally celebrating.

Victoria Police will have helicopters and drones across Melbourne in operation on Saturday to catch anyone congregating in groups for the AFL Grand Final.

The air wing and Victoria Police’s drone unit will keep an eye on crowds at popular parks, beaches and other hot spots around Melbourne to ensure the footy-mad city celebrates in a COVID-safe way.

According to the Herald Sunspecial “enforcement squads” will also saturate Richmond and Geelong – the two grand final teams’ regions – to ensure backyard and home parties remain in check.

“We will have a strong, dedicated and highly visible presence right from Geelong to Richmond, as well as other popular public locations including parks and gardens to ensure it is a safe day for everyone,” Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius said.

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