Police helicopter sent out in missing person search

Police helicopter sent out in missing person search

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 11:23am 22nd May 2020.

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The aircraft was heard circling over Old Sarum and Bishopdown late last night (Thursday 21st May).

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that they called in the helicopter to help with the search for a man who'd been reported missing from the Longhedge area.

The force's drone was also used as part of the checks.

There were a number of reports of the helicopter flying over housing areas to the north and east of Salisbury between 11.00pm and 12.30am.

Longhedge Old Sarum Satellite Image
The searches were carried out over some of Longhedge, Old Sarum and Ford areas

The man they were looking for later returned home safe and well.

Police have told Spire FM this search wasn't connected to the appeal to locate 56 year old Nigel Pinchbeck, who had been missing from the Amesbury area. 

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