A POLICE helicopter was used to search for burglars after a break-in at a garden centre.

The NPAS helicopter assisted officers on the ground following reports of a burglary at The Oaks Garden Centre in Queen Anne Drive, Merley.

Emergency services were alerted at 10.41pm last night and police were told three men had also been seen acting suspiciously in the area of Merley Auto Centre.

It is not believed that anything was stolen from either location and no arrests have been made. Inquiries are ongoing.