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Lancashire’s police helicopter NPAS Warton makes final flight

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

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

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!

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