October 1st, 2016

Helicopter over Solihull skies following reports of man ‘brandishing weapon’

Helicopter over Solihull skies following reports of man ‘brandishing weapon’ Helicopter over Solihull skies following reports of man ‘brandishing weapon’
Updated: 4:57 pm, Jul 27, 2016

A HELICOPTER took the skies above Solihull as police investigated reports of a man brandishing a weapon.

Officers from Solihull Police, West Midlands Police’s specialist firearms unit and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) in Birmingham were called to reports of a disturbance and a man possibly brandishing a weapon on Wharf Lane at around 9.15am on Wednesday, July 27.

Officers attended the location to carry out enquiries and arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of assault and drink driving.

No weapons were found.

Residents took to social media for answers – Twitter user @remydas asking ‘Can someone please explain to me why there’s a helicopter doing rounds in #Solihull’.

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