Police helicopter in stolen car chase

THE police helicopter from Henlow was scrambled to pursue a stolen vehicle in the Shillington area yesterday (Monday).

The incident unfolded just after 1pm and the vehicle was located by the helicopter on the A6 travelling towards Luton.

A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: “Police units were directed to the area, but on seeing police the driver of the vehicle attempted to make off.

“The helicopter kept track of the vehicle, which collided with a wall in Icknield Way, and directed officers to the driver who was attempting to get away.

“The vehicle was found to be stolen and the driver wanted for other offences.

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“Had it not been for the rapid response from the Henlow aircraft the vehicle and driver may not have been found.”

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