Thames Valley Police have issued a warning in relation to drone use over the Reading Festival site.

The warning comes after two men have had drones seized since the beginning of the festival.

On Thursday, a 23-year-old man was reported for offences relating to drone use over the Reading Festival site, his drone was seized.

Yesterday, another man, aged 34, had his drone seized and was reported for offences relating to drone use over the site.

In a statement, a Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: "The Secretary of State for Transport has decided on the grounds of safety and security to introduce Restriction of Flying Regulations under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016, to restrict the operation of unmanned aircraft at the Reading Festival site between 21 August and 26 August.

"According to the Civil Aviation Authority it is in place to protect the large numbers of person attending the events.

"Thames Valley Police has, and will continue to, robustly intervene when unauthorised drones are seen in the airspace over the Reading Festival site.

"We understand that many people enjoy using drones, but before every flight it is the drone pilot’s responsibility to check restrictions in place and ensure the safety of the flight.

"If you fly a drone outside of the regulations in place, you could be prosecuted and your drone could be seized or destroyed.

"Failure to fly responsibly could result in criminal prosecution and up to five years’ imprisonment."