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Lancashire’s police helicopter NPAS Warton makes final flight

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, […]

4 years ago
Penwortham man arrested after laser pen targeted at police helicopter

The impact the laser can have on the helicopter crew A Penwortham man has been arrested after a police helicopter was targeted with a laser pen. NPAS Warton was flying over the area after helping Preston Police trace a man […]

5 years ago
M6 delays at Preston: Aerial pictures show van fire damage

Fire crews working on the wreckage of the van Pic: NPAS Warton Three lanes have reopened on the M6 near Preston after a major vehicle fire. A van burst into flames between Junction 31A and 32 on the northbound carriageway shortly after 12noon […]

5 years ago
Motorists using the hard shoulder shamed by police helicopter

A number of drivers were spotted by the police helicopter Impatient drivers have been criticised by emergency services dealing with a major vehicle fire on the M6 near Preston. Police helicopter images show a number of drivers using the hard […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Why was there a plane circling over Preston?

A Cessna was flying low over Preston late on Saturday night Pic: Wikimedia Commons A plane circling over the North West edge of Preston late on Saturday night caused alarm. The private Cessna 208b was doing loops in the Lea and Ingol area. Listed […]

5 years ago
NPAS Warton final flight to be in late August and not April 2017

NPAS Warton will see its propellers turn for a final time in August The date has been set for when the nearest helicopter base to Preston is to be stood down. Preston’s police helicopter – NPAS Warton – is being decommissioned and its […]

5 years ago
Police helicopter cutbacks could leave Preston seen as a safer place for criminals to operate

NPAS Warton before they set off Cutbacks to the police helicopter coverage in Preston and Lancashire has seen councillors request their chief executive write to the Home Secretary to review the closure of air bases. Preston […]

6 years ago
Preston from above: Stunning birds-eye pictures of our city

Preston city centre and beyond Preston from above is a spectacular sight to behold as these birds-eye view pictures from the police helicopter show. NPAS Warton, based just to the West of the city, posted […]

6 years ago
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