Ripley police helicopter’s 127 arrests

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Derbyshire Police’s helicopter crew based in Ripley helped to arrest 127 crime suspects this year.

Seventy-four suspects were detained as a direct result of the helicopter’s attendance, and a further 53 were located with the aircraft’s assistance.

Between January 1 and October 31 the crews also assisted to locate 12 vulnerable missing people, airlifted three casualties to hospital and spent a total of 232 hours in the air dealing with incidents across the county.


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