Police confirm why helicopter was used in early hours of Sunday in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed officers were supported by the National Police Air Service for a manhunt in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 12:51 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 1:34 pm

Several residents in Mosborough and Killamarsh said they were woken up at around 4am this morning after hearing a police helicopter circling the area and flying low.

Police said officers, including air support, were responding to reports of four youths being caught trying to break into a van parked on Morton Gardens, Halfway.

The suspects got away, however.

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A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police told The Star: “Police were called to the Halfway area of Sheffield at 4am this morning to reports of an attempted theft.

“A man had reportedly caught four youths trying to gain access to a van parked outside a property in Morton Gardens.

“Officers conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Enquiries are ongoing.”

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