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Bury St Edmunds: Police helicopter called to Howard Estate over reports of child on the street screaming for their mum

12:24 04 March 2014

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A police helicopter was called to Bury St Edmunds last night to investigate reports that a child had been seen outside screaming for their mum.

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The incident in Oakes Close, on the Howard Esate, was reported to police just after 1am.
The helicopter did not find anything, but a police spokesman said the incident was not being treated as a hoax.

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3 comments

  • what about using a car , is the estate on a mountain top?

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • speed? 10 minutes to anywhere by chopper in Suffolk

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    zaax

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • What possible value was there in sending the plod-chopper? Apart from the fact it would drown the kid's noise out I can't think of anything. It's not as if they had only a very approximate location for the kid, after all - Oakes Close is barely 50 metres long, for goodness' sake!

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    beerlover

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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