Police helicopter search for ‘man with knives’

A police helicopter was seen hovering around Sidmouth on Thursday, 26 September. Picture by Alex Wal

A police helicopter was seen hovering around Sidmouth on Thursday, 26 September. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4247-39-13AW - Credit: Archant

Knives recovered by police

POLICE launched a helicopter manhunt in Sidmouth yesterday (Thursday) after receiving reports of an incident in which a man was allegedly armed with knives.

It was reported that officers had recovered ‘a few’ knives.

A constabulary spokesman said a man was later located on the A3052 but would not comment further.

The force chopper was scrambled and hovered above parts of the town and Sidford.

The police spokesman said: “The helicopter was searching for someone in relation to an earlier incident where there was a report of a man with knives.

“A few [knives] have been recovered.”