Police helicopter searches for offender over Sandygate

Did you see or hear the police helicopter SY99 flying over Crosspool this afternoon?

South Yorkshire Police Air Operations confirmed that around 1:40pm this afternoon it was searching for an offender following a burglary. A stolen car was left on a driveway. Enquiries are ongoing.

Last year it was announced that the South Yorkshire Police helicopter would be replaced with one shared by regional forces. However later this week the South Yorkshire Police Authority will consider plans that would mean SY99 would be retained and used during peak times.

SY99 South Yorkshire Police helicopter, picture by andy2boyz used under the Creative Commons license
SY99 South Yorkshire Police helicopter, picture by andy2boyz used under the Creative Commons license