Helicopter helps police chase a suspect in Melton

The police helicopter was dispatched to help pursue a suspect EMN-180902-170730001
The police helicopter was dispatched to help pursue a suspect EMN-180902-170730001
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A police helicopter flew over Melton this afternoon (Friday) as officers chased a man suspected of being involved in a physical altercation in the town.

Leicestershire Police said the aircraft was used, from around 1pm, to help locate the suspect for officers on the ground.

A spokesperson said: ““The helicopter was dispatched to deal with a public order offence.

“A 20-year-old man from East Sussex was arrested on suspicion of affray and is currently in police custody.”