This is a lucky shot, rather than a good one, of the Met’s “eye in the sky” in action over Greenford. Local residents can be blase about helicopters as they are used to military aircraft from the base at Northolt. It’s rather different when one drops as low as this and hovers over your street. An invaluable support to officers on the ground, the Metropolitan Police Service’s EC145 is probably particularly helpful in areas such as Greenford where there are places that officers in cars cannot follow suspects easily. There are lots of alleyways between houses, only accessible on foot, as well Horsenden Hill, a huge open space. The MPS helicopter has its own Twitter account (@MPSinthesky) and its activity over Greenford was in connection with a robbery. It then turned towards Perivale where a suspect was detained.
My partner had to remind me to stop gawping and take a photo so today’s effort is really down to him.
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