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Police helicopter apologises for noise over Leeds after apprehending two burglars

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The operators of a police helicopter over Leeds apologised for the noise 'first thing' on Sunday morning after searching for two burglary suspects.

NPAS Carr Gate, a police helicopter which flies all over Yorkshire, was in Garforth in the early hours to assist in the search for suspects after a spate of burglaries in the area.

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Two people were arrested and are in custody today following the searches.

A post on the NPAS Carr Gate Facebook said: "Good Morning from your day crew, firstly apologies for the noise over Garforth first thing this morning, we were assisting in a search for suspects following a number of burglaries in the area, 2 persons are currently in custody."

Of course, residents were only too happy for a bit of noise in the name of crime prevention.

"No apology needed for keeping us all safe", said one reply.

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Another added: "Please don't apologise for the noise. If it was my loved ones who were missing, you could make as much noise as you needed for as long as you needed. I never got why people complain about the noise. If you lift it's for a reason, not cos you were all bored and fancied a quick heli trip!"

Police added that over the last 24 hours, the helicopter has been to:

"Mansfield; Woodthorpe, Sheffield; Sheffield Centre; Rossington, Doncaster; dispatched to both Durham and Middlesborough, (cancelled en-route as both missing people were located) Cleckheaton & Garforth.

"A mixture of both vehicle and suspect searches, with one vehicle and 3 suspects located through out the day."

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