I’ve just spotted this press release from West Midlands Police about an operation in Walsall Wood in the wee small hours of this morning (24th October 2013).
I know a few people have been asking what the police helicopter was doing over Walsall Wood and Shelfield and here’s the answer.
From their news feed, West Midlands police said this:
TWO suspected car thieves have been arrested following a search by the police helicopter in the early hours of this morning (24 October).
Officers were called to a hotel car park on Lichfield Road in the Walsall Wood area just before 1am following reports of three men trying to break into cars.
As officers arrived the men ran away and the helicopter was called to help search for them.
A short time later two men, aged 18 and 21 from the Blakenall area, were arrested from Lichfield Road on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.
After conducting enquiries, it appears that two cars were attacked and a car which is believed to have been used by the suspects was seized by police from a nearby pub car park.
Nice work by the bizzies there. It’s always nice to know what’s going on.