Helicopter search made in Warndon after threats allegedly made to kill

Evesham Journal: Helicopter search made in Warndon after threats allegedly made to kill Helicopter search made in Warndon after threats allegedly made to kill

POLICE were sent out in force to the Warndon area of Worcester last night after they were called to a domestic incident where threats to kill were allegedly made.

Local residents reported on Twitter that officers were telling people to stay indoors, and helicopters were called out to search for an alleged offender.

One tweeter said that armed police had been seen in Ambleside Drive, and another that police were telling everyone everyone in Warndon to stay in and lock their doors, and that they were searching gardens.

The National Police Air Service, Birmingham, which provides helicopter cover for West Mercia, tweeted at 12.30am this morning that it carried out an “area search for offender... large areas and gardens cleared for ground units”.

In a statement released at 10.40 this morning, police said: "Officers were responding to a domestic threats to kill incident at an address on Grasmere Drive. Inquiries at the scene established that no offences of this nature were committed and therefore no arrests have been made."

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4:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

dropkick55 says...

Overkill!
Overkill! dropkick55

12:46pm Wed 1 Jan 14

DarrenM says...

If the Helicopter was provided by the National Police Air Arm then what happened to the Worst Farcia shared Helicopter? Was it transferred to the National Police Air Arm? If so considering it was paid for by Worst Farcia tax-payers was the force reimbursed or are we the tax payer now down the cost of a helicopter?
If the Helicopter was provided by the National Police Air Arm then what happened to the Worst Farcia shared Helicopter? Was it transferred to the National Police Air Arm? If so considering it was paid for by Worst Farcia tax-payers was the force reimbursed or are we the tax payer now down the cost of a helicopter? DarrenM

12:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

robby1234 says...

DarrenM
What are you talking about?
DarrenM What are you talking about? robby1234

9:52pm Thu 2 Jan 14

DarrenM says...

Many many years ago the taxpayers of Worcestershire and Staffordshire paid for a Helicopter be shared between our two forces. Worst Farcia gave this Helicopter away to this new Police Air Arm Quango without any public consultation, so instead of now being shared in two areas, covers the whole of the West Midlands.

I was just wondering if the Force was reimbursed for this.
Many many years ago the taxpayers of Worcestershire and Staffordshire paid for a Helicopter be shared between our two forces. Worst Farcia gave this Helicopter away to this new Police Air Arm Quango without any public consultation, so instead of now being shared in two areas, covers the whole of the West Midlands. I was just wondering if the Force was reimbursed for this. DarrenM

8:38pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Chopperjockey says...

In a word, yes it was. Actually, the home office paid 40% of the original cost anyway. NPAS was set up and mandated by government that ALL police forces join. Although West Mercia and Staffs no longer own the aircraft they have to pay for the service whether they wish to or not! The cost is taken at source. However, whichever aircraft is closest to an incident is the one that is tasked so we could get our own or we might get an asset from Birmingham or Filton or Husbands Bosworth or somewhere further afield.
In a word, yes it was. Actually, the home office paid 40% of the original cost anyway. NPAS was set up and mandated by government that ALL police forces join. Although West Mercia and Staffs no longer own the aircraft they have to pay for the service whether they wish to or not! The cost is taken at source. However, whichever aircraft is closest to an incident is the one that is tasked so we could get our own or we might get an asset from Birmingham or Filton or Husbands Bosworth or somewhere further afield. Chopperjockey

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