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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


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.


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.



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

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    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • speed? 10 minutes to anywhere by chopper in Suffolk

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    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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    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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