Police helicopter joins search after 'man fires air gun in woods'

Police helicopter joins search after 'man fires air gun in woods'

Police helicopter joins search after 'man fires air gun in woods'

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

THE police helicopter was called in after reports were received of a man firing an air gun in woods near East Way, near Castle Lane West, this morning.

A police spokesman said that officers on the ground and the National Police Air Service helicopter were sent out at 11.26am.

However, no trace of the man was found and nobody was reported as injured.

Units stood down at 12.31pm.

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1:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

retiredB22 says...

RetiredB22,
What a total waste of police money. That must be around £1000 per hour to operate!!!! I wonder what clever over paid officer sanctioned it's deployment.
RetiredB22, What a total waste of police money. That must be around £1000 per hour to operate!!!! I wonder what clever over paid officer sanctioned it's deployment. retiredB22
  • Score: 7

2:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

EddieVH says...

If the police don't use their toys, they get them taken away. This will go down as a 'firearms incident', rather than a man with a pop gun, so it looks great for next time they have to justify the outlay.
If the police don't use their toys, they get them taken away. This will go down as a 'firearms incident', rather than a man with a pop gun, so it looks great for next time they have to justify the outlay. EddieVH
  • Score: 11

2:19pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Townee says...

I thought there used to be a firing range behind Bournemouth school for boys.
I thought there used to be a firing range behind Bournemouth school for boys. Townee
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

I used mine nearly every dry day in the woods in the 70's and 80's. Nobody was killed or injured although many magpies and grey squizzers bit the dust. Bsa airsporter then a mercury then a webley osprey as I recall. 4x 40mm nikko sterling sights, one piece mount. Great days.
I used mine nearly every dry day in the woods in the 70's and 80's. Nobody was killed or injured although many magpies and grey squizzers bit the dust. Bsa airsporter then a mercury then a webley osprey as I recall. 4x 40mm nikko sterling sights, one piece mount. Great days. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Wed 30 Jul 14

keith milton says...

air guns are legal,we are gonna need some sort of defence for when the poop hits the fan.
the police are now the protectors of a dictatorial regime,protectors of paedophile politicians and establishment figures, and the enemy of the people who pay their wages.

we are fast becoming a fascist state,if we aren't one already.
air guns are legal,we are gonna need some sort of defence for when the poop hits the fan. the police are now the protectors of a dictatorial regime,protectors of paedophile politicians and establishment figures, and the enemy of the people who pay their wages. we are fast becoming a fascist state,if we aren't one already. keith milton
  • Score: 11

2:37pm Wed 30 Jul 14

keith milton says...

the police are now common purpose trained,taught to obey and worship their masters,and everything is considered a crime.
(hitlers wet dream)
you are guilty until proven innocent.

hitler would be proud of 21st century britain.
the police are now common purpose trained,taught to obey and worship their masters,and everything is considered a crime. (hitlers wet dream) you are guilty until proven innocent. hitler would be proud of 21st century britain. keith milton
  • Score: 15

2:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

keith milton wrote:
air guns are legal,we are gonna need some sort of defence for when the poop hits the fan.
the police are now the protectors of a dictatorial regime,protectors of paedophile politicians and establishment figures, and the enemy of the people who pay their wages.

we are fast becoming a fascist state,if we aren't one already.
Oh deary me, please seek help. Paranoia isn't a nice illness.
[quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: air guns are legal,we are gonna need some sort of defence for when the poop hits the fan. the police are now the protectors of a dictatorial regime,protectors of paedophile politicians and establishment figures, and the enemy of the people who pay their wages. we are fast becoming a fascist state,if we aren't one already.[/p][/quote]Oh deary me, please seek help. Paranoia isn't a nice illness. Minty Fresh
  • Score: -13

2:47pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

Air guns are legal, but using them in a public place isn't. Even having one in your car on your way to permision obtained ground has to be in a cover/case so as 'not to cause alarm, fear or distress to anyone who may look in through your car windows.

We certainly are close to a Nazi state, but its happened so slowly most people havn't noticed or really care.
Air guns are legal, but using them in a public place isn't. Even having one in your car on your way to permision obtained ground has to be in a cover/case so as 'not to cause alarm, fear or distress to anyone who may look in through your car windows. We certainly are close to a Nazi state, but its happened so slowly most people havn't noticed or really care. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: 15

3:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

People chugging on about us being a Facist state are usually the same who moan about state benefits, health and safety, liberal dogooders et al.

I think some need to research why a Fascist dictatorship looks like.
People chugging on about us being a Facist state are usually the same who moan about state benefits, health and safety, liberal dogooders et al. I think some need to research why a Fascist dictatorship looks like. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -5

3:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

keith milton wrote:
the police are now common purpose trained,taught to obey and worship their masters,and everything is considered a crime.
(hitlers wet dream)
you are guilty until proven innocent.

hitler would be proud of 21st century britain.
If that even remotely true how come gypsies come and go as they please enjoying special protection?

Look up what Facist states (especially the Nazi's) did with Gypsies....
[quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: the police are now common purpose trained,taught to obey and worship their masters,and everything is considered a crime. (hitlers wet dream) you are guilty until proven innocent. hitler would be proud of 21st century britain.[/p][/quote]If that even remotely true how come gypsies come and go as they please enjoying special protection? Look up what Facist states (especially the Nazi's) did with Gypsies.... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Yay loads of down votes for saying we're not actually living under a facist regime akin to Nazi Germany.

Thank god for that; I'm not like most on here.
Yay loads of down votes for saying we're not actually living under a facist regime akin to Nazi Germany. Thank god for that; I'm not like most on here. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

5:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

If they knew it was an air gun why did it warrant the use of the helicopter at the publics expense? Another waste of resources, nice work dibble. Any other time you need plod to respond they aren't interested.
If they knew it was an air gun why did it warrant the use of the helicopter at the publics expense? Another waste of resources, nice work dibble. Any other time you need plod to respond they aren't interested. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Knighthawk says...

Urban myth or true.
Man phones Police to say there is a man robbing his shed.
Police say to busy to come out.
Man phones Police back to say it's ok now as he has shot him.
Police turn up with every man & his dog & chopper & arrest the very much alive thief.
Police say to man" I thought you said you shot him".
Man says" I thought you said you were busy".
Urban myth or true. Man phones Police to say there is a man robbing his shed. Police say to busy to come out. Man phones Police back to say it's ok now as he has shot him. Police turn up with every man & his dog & chopper & arrest the very much alive thief. Police say to man" I thought you said you shot him". Man says" I thought you said you were busy". Knighthawk
  • Score: 6

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