Police helicopter deployed in Peterborough in missing person’s inquiry

A Police helicopter heard in Peterborough overnight (April 5) was carrying out searches as part of a missing persons enquiry.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 11:05 am
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 12:10 pm
A Police helicopter was heard over Fletton and Longthorpe early this morning (April 5)  Picture: Andrew Crotty
A Police helicopter was heard over Fletton and Longthorpe early this morning (April 5) Picture: Andrew Crotty

Residents in Fletton and Longthorpe reported being kept awake in the early hours of Monday morning by a helicopter, at around 3am. One resident reported it remaining over Fletton for over half an hour.

There are strict guidelines as to when Police can deploy a helicopter and these include the most serious of incidents, such as when a crime is taking place and when there is a serious threat to life.

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed to the Peterborough Telegraph that the helicopter was being used to search for a missing person but that no other information is available at this time.

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When asked about the incident on Twitter, a spokesperson from Peterborough Police (@PboroCops) said: “We would not be able to disclose any information. however, helicopters are only deployed when there is a significant risk to life or a crime in progress.”

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