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Ipswich: Police helicopter called to search for fence-jumper at bowls club

22:46 06 May 2014

Police helicopter

Police helicopter


A police helicopter was last night seen circling the skies above Ipswich following reports of an incident at a bowls club.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said police were called to reports of someone jumping over the fence at a bowls club near Parkside Avenue at about 9.50pm.

No one had be found as of 10.45pm.


  • Judging as to whether this was a waste of money on such a short, uninformative article is not wise.

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    Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Must be scared of the dark. How cheap would a dog handler have been instead...pray DO tell?

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    Sarky Sage

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • Police helicopter for a fence jumper seems a bit over the top to put it mildly. What about all the things we did as kids in the sixties and seventies scrumping apples, playing on building sites,drinking underage probaly get life imprisonment nowadays.

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    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • This just about sums up the quality of policing.It is too easy for them to call upon this resource instead of breaking into a sweat laying chase on foot.

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    Ander P

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • So hundreds of pounds in fuel to try and find a fence jumper am I missing the point

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    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • There was of course the time several years ago when a photographer went up in the helicopter to get a picture of snow-covered Suffolk for the force's official Christmas card.........

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    James Lakin

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • You can see why there needs to be cuts to police spending and funding when they waste money in ridiculous ways like this.

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    Esco Fiasco

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • Another waste of money. no wonder the ASU are always flying over Ipswich if they attend reports like this.

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    Carl Hender

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • no comment - you are kidding aren't you

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    dale craven

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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