THE NPAS police helicopter attended four incidents overnight involving rocks being thrown at car windscreens, an attempted van break-in, a garage break-in and a missing person.

Police used search dogs and requested assistance from the police helicopter after two reports of criminal damage to vehicles parked along Jubilee Road and Rushcombe Way in Corfe Mullen just before 7.10pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, January 3.

Three boys, two aged 15 and one aged 16, were located and are helping police with their enquiries.

A message was posted on the NPAS Bournemouth twitter page to say that they were called at 9.50pm to search for a missing person in Lyndhurst, alongside Hampshire Police officers on the ground. They added that a car and the person were located, who 'was passed to the care of the NHS.'

A search with the help of the police helicopter was carried out following reports of a garage break in at 10.50pm in Wimborne Road, but the suspects were not located.

Officers were contacted just after 12.30am with a report of a van break-in in Redbreast Road and they contacted the police helicopter to assist the search for the offender, but nobody was found.