Toady a friend saw an insect in his garden, in the UK (England).
It looks like a combination of a hover wasp, a wasp and a dragonfly. Whist flying, I'd describe it more similar to a dragonfly.
I've used Google images to try and identify it, and come close, but the creature was about 3 inches long and up to 1 inch wide. I thought it was a
broad-bodied chaser but he assures me (possibly incorrectly) it wasn't big enough