The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating whether an ABC crew will be charged after police seized footage from a drone which flew over Tamworth Correctional Centre.
Prison officers spotted it flying over the prison at 9am yesterday and followed it to 7:30 reporter Bridget Brennan and cameraman Michael Noll who initially claimed they were shooting general footage of the area.
“Under further questioning, the journalist admitted they were capturing footage of the centre and did not have a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licence to do so,” a Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman said.
An ABC spokeswoman said: “A team from 7.30 was filming today near Tamworth Prison. Some Corrective Services officers and police approached them. A discussion ensued.
“The 7.30 team identified themselves and explained what they were doing. That was the end of the incident.”
Source: News Corp