The remote-controlled mini air-craft have been one of this year’s must-have gifts, prompting the Civil Aviation Authority to high-light strict rules after a number of near-misses.

Fears that they could pose a danger were heightened earlier this month after investigators revealed a drone came within 20ft of a passenger plane as it was about to land at Heathrow.

Regulations in force include a ban on flying remote-controlled devices over congested areas or within 50 metres of people or buildings without official permission.

Breaches can result in the opera- tor being taken to court and fined up to £5,000.

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