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Man arrested after helicopter chase

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: March 15, 2011

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SNIFFER dogs and a police helicopter was used to catch a metal thief who targeted a house in Hopton.

The dramatic chase, which lasted 40 minutes, saw cops running across fields near to MOD Stafford on Friday at around 1pm.

They arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with an attempted theft and seized his vehicle for examination.

During the incident, Staffordshire Police scrambled their helicopter, Air One, which any officer can request using a dedicated radio channel.

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