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#875675 - 17th May 2014 6:29pm police helicopter
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Anyone know why the helicopter is over Tranmere/Rock Ferry?

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#875694 - 17th May 2014 10:18pm Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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birkenhead vs rockferry showdown like the old days.
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#875776 - 18th May 2014 11:24am Re: police helicopter [Re: _Ste_]
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birkenhead vs rockferry showdown like the old days.

Wow fighting helicopters smile

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#876134 - 20th May 2014 8:16am Re: police helicopter [Re: Dilly]
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It was over Pensby at 2.30 this morning for approx. 30 minutes.
Don't these people realise that people like to be asleep at that time of night !

Bob.

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#876143 - 20th May 2014 8:46am Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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Bob,are you so totally insular that you can't conceive that there may have been a legitimate reason for the police helicopter being called out,i.e. upholding the law and keeping the likes of you safe and free from harm?

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#876283 - 20th May 2014 5:49pm Re: police helicopter [Re: ludwigvan]
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There I was, thinking Bob had a sense of humour.


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#876371 - 20th May 2014 10:51pm Re: police helicopter [Re: ZipperClub]
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[quote=ZipperClub]There I was, thinking Bob had a sense of humour.

It's switched off between 11p.m. & 7a.m.

Bob.

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#876372 - 20th May 2014 10:54pm Re: police helicopter [Re: 8HBob]
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Ahh, we are just in time then :-))
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#876409 - 21st May 2014 9:25am Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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I'd be a bit worried if I were in one of these things. These days a drone trailing a steel wire could bring one down very easily.

But I guess it won't be long before these clattering contraptions are replaced by police drones anyway. I believe helicopters are not allowed lower than 500 feet, but a drone is not restricted in this way.

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#876411 - 21st May 2014 9:30am Re: police helicopter [Re: Excoriator]
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But I guess it won't be long before these clattering contraptions are replaced by police drones anyway.


Visions of every 1984-esque movie made.


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#876420 - 21st May 2014 10:49am Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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Well, I think Orwell got it wrong. There seem to be many millions eager to plaster all the boring details of their lives all over the internet via social media, rather than trying to avoid surveillance.

I suspect being continuoiusly watched by drones would be positively welcomed by these folk.

But the economics of the situation will prevail eventually. A Helicopter costs millions a year. A drone which can actually do a better job from the cops point of view, costs a negligible fraction of this.

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#876421 - 21st May 2014 10:51am Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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Reminds me of this:

Police drone crashes into River Mersey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-15520279

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#876439 - 21st May 2014 11:49am Re: police helicopter [Re: 8HBob]
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Originally Posted By: 8HBob
It was over Pensby at 2.30 this morning for approx. 30 minutes.
Don't these people realise that people like to be asleep at that time of night !

Bob.


Only about 4/5 weeks ago, there was a similar happening in Pensby /Thingwall. Remember ? About 11pm, helicopter hovering for what seemed about an hour?
That time, someone in the area had been broken into and held up at gun point, so maybe it's best you don't sleep at all Bob!!


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#876445 - 21st May 2014 12:50pm Re: police helicopter [Re: mrsmoog]
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...someone in the area had been broken into and held up at gun point...

And the contribution of the helicopter in resolving this incident was....?

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#876447 - 21st May 2014 1:44pm Re: police helicopter [Re: Excoriator]
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Because they escaped and were still thought to be in the vicinity.Thermal imaging!


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