Why police aircraft was circling over Arnold and Gedling last night

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A police aircraft was dispatched to help locate a 'high-risk' missing person.

Residents just north of the city living in Arnold, Gedling and Woodborough reported seeing a twin-engine plane flying low over the area until just before midnight on January 12.

The aircraft belongs to the National Police Air Service and is dispatched when police forces need to find a target, usually at night when visibility is low.

It can use its thermal imaging cameras to easily locate a missing person or suspect in low light.

The aircraft, G-POLV, took off from Doncaster just after 9pm and returned to the same airport just after midnight.

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