And finally… on a different planet

A police officer who called for backup because she was being pursued by a “drone” was left red-faced after colleagues pointed out it was the planet Jupiter.

The officer, a rookie in her first two years of service, phoned to report a drone following her up the M8 on the way home shortly after midnight, which she “couldn’t lose”.

She was told to return to her station, in Glasgow, Scotland, to be met by a senior officer, who found her with her hood up to hide from the “drone”, the Daily Record reports.

When she pointed out the drone that was following her, the senior officer told her it was Jupiter, which was particularly visible due to the clear night sky.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Officers quickly established there was no criminality and were able to reassure the woman involved.”

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