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Helicopters over Forest Hill
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CarolineSA


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Joined: Jul 2011
Post: #1
14-07-2011 04:00 PM

Does anyone know what was going on last night at around 11ish? There was a helicopter hovering shining a spotlight over Forest Hill/Catford for ages.

Any ideas?

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Brockley_Babe


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Joined: Jul 2009
Post: #2
14-07-2011 04:12 PM

well it wasn't me I wasn't home until about half past midnight Rofl

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poolsneighbour


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Joined: Mar 2011
Post: #3
14-07-2011 04:19 PM

Noticed that - seems to be happening a fair amount at the moment!

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Fish Face


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #4
14-07-2011 06:16 PM

Did you report it to the police?

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notstoppin


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Joined: Jun 2009
Post: #5
15-07-2011 09:24 AM

Methinks Fishface is being ironic. It obviously was the police - but how come it seems to happen every year around this time? Are we having our annual crime wave or is it just 'our turn' to have the helicopter?

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Londondrz


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Post: #6
15-07-2011 11:10 AM

With a warm summer people tend to leave patio doors and windows open and so thievery esculates. There is every chance it was the police looking for a burglar, much easier to do from a thousand feet with IR than on foot.

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PVP


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Post: #7
15-07-2011 09:41 PM

According to the missus who is a met officer, the met only have 2 helicoptors so they are used pretty sparingly. Each borough can only get to use them so much so perhaps it is the turn of Lewisham.

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roz


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Post: #8
16-07-2011 08:48 AM

Thats interesting as they seem to spend a lot of time here!

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Londondrz


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Post: #9
16-07-2011 06:00 PM

The Met helicopter is India 99, give it a wave.Laugh

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