Menu

Lancashire’s police helicopter NPAS Warton makes final flight

Posted on - 19th March, 2017 - 10:15am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Politics
NPAS Warton is being decommissioned
NPAS Warton is being decommissioned

The last flight is being made Lancashire’s police helicopter during Sunday.

Advertisement

NPAS Warton is being stood down due to government cutbacks and Preston, and Lancashire, will rely on Manchester and Yorkshire’s helicopter.

Concerns have been raised by politicians of all political spectrum about the city, and the county, now being an open target for organised criminals.

The police helicopter service is seeing its budget slashed by 23 per cent and the Warton base is being axed.

Ribbleton councillor Brian Rollo last year raised concerns about the cutbacks.

He said: “This will result in a sparse air policing service for the first time in over two decades and a greatly diminished loiter time for aircraft when they are deployed. That the effect on policing in Lancashire will be catastrophic.”

NPAS Warton in action
NPAS Warton in action

NPAS Warton tweeted to say thank you to those who follow their account, which has 12,300 followers.

They have also made available their fantastic series of aerial photos of the North West region.

Read more: Stunning aerial photos of Preston from the police helicopter

We’ll miss their sunrise and sunset photos!

Share
Preston in pictures Preston Grasshoppers 21 - 29 Huddersfield  August 19, 2017 17946.jpgTaking in the Sun at PrestonDown Fishergate at PrestonBeauty of Winckley Square, PrestonMy ignorance knows no boundsIMG_3679The beating heart of PrestonResting on the Flag Market Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.