This is why you may have heard the police helicopter searching above Sheffield last night 

Police helicopter - Credit: SWNS
Police helicopter - Credit: SWNS

It was a busy night for the police helicopter in South Yorkshire last night. 

The helicopter was first called out to Royston at around 4.20pm to assist following a concern for welfare call before being called to Dronfield twenty minutes later. 

Officers were involved in a footchase of a wanted man as the police helicopter tracked his movements before he was eventually detained by ground units. 

At around 10pm, the helicopter was called to Gleadless after a male suspect tried to run from a stolen vehicle. 

After a brief search, the man was found trying to hide on top of a roof before officers were guided in to contain and detain him. 

The helicopter was then called to Maltby, Rotherham to perform an area search for a high risk missing person at around 4.30am.