Mysterious 'Met Police spy plane' seen circling Lewisham, Eltham and Blackheath

The plan was tracked on the Flightradar24 website

The plan was tracked on the Flightradar24 website

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A mysterious plane - allegedly operated by the Met Police for surveillance purposes - has been spied circling Lewisham and Blackheath.

The Met has refused to confirm or deny any involvement with the craft, which was tracked by plane spotters moving for several hours around Lewisham, Eltham and Blackheath before suddenly disappearing.

It had no recognisable call sign but had been travelling at a height of 10,000ft between 10am and 12.30pm on Tuesday (July 22).

And plane buffs believe it was a Cessna F406 Caravan, which supposedly has the ability to intercept telephone calls and eavesdrop on conversations.

A spokeswoman for the Met Police said they would neither confirm or deny the plane was operated by them.

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5:07pm Wed 23 Jul 14

the wall says...

The MET have Three F406 for Counter-terrorism purposes. The police have being using the planes since at least 1997.

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The MET have Three F406 for Counter-terrorism purposes. The police have being using the planes since at least 1997. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/l aw-and-order/8857517 /Met-Police-spends-m illions-of-pounds-on -secret-aircraft.htm l the wall
  • Score: 16

10:14pm Wed 23 Jul 14

danm5577 says...

If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.
If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about. danm5577
  • Score: -17

11:53am Thu 24 Jul 14

disgruntres says...

I haven't got a brother so I welcome big brother watching over me. If the MET is using copters to keep us safe and avert ant terorist attack lets hope they have more and it continues,
I haven't got a brother so I welcome big brother watching over me. If the MET is using copters to keep us safe and avert ant terorist attack lets hope they have more and it continues, disgruntres
  • Score: -17

12:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

danm5577 says...

danm5577 wrote:
If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.
Ooh minus 4
must be from the people that have something to hide!

and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol
[quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.[/p][/quote]Ooh minus 4 must be from the people that have something to hide! and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol danm5577
  • Score: -10

12:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

danm5577 says...

danm5577 wrote:
If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.
Ooh minus 4
must be from the people that have something to hide!

and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol
[quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.[/p][/quote]Ooh minus 4 must be from the people that have something to hide! and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol danm5577
  • Score: -23

1:06pm Thu 24 Jul 14

kentlad says...

danm5577 wrote:
danm5577 wrote:
If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.
Ooh minus 4
must be from the people that have something to hide!

and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol
Whether we have something to hide or not this is an invasion of our privacy!
[quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]danm5577[/bold] wrote: If we are all law abiding then we have nothing to hide OR complain about.[/p][/quote]Ooh minus 4 must be from the people that have something to hide! and lets hope they have heat seakers, get rid of a few more stonners! Lol[/p][/quote]Whether we have something to hide or not this is an invasion of our privacy! kentlad
  • Score: 45

4:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

@kentlad time for your tin foil helmet ginger.

Have you thought about tin foil wallpaper ?
@kentlad time for your tin foil helmet ginger. Have you thought about tin foil wallpaper ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -16

9:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

paulbexleyheath says...

it was over bexleyheath the other day for hours
it was over bexleyheath the other day for hours paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 7

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