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Helicopter base closes

Wednesday February 10 2016


Police's helicopter Police's helicopter


THE helicopter base which serves Barnsley has closed as part of budget cuts.

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) base, in Sheffield, is one of ten across England and Wales to shut by 2017.

The NPAS said despite the closures it is ‘normally’ able to reach 98 per cent of the population within 20 minutes.

The nearest base is Carr Gate in Wakefield, which operates 24-hours a day.

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Reply Posted by Jacko on Wednesday February 10 2016 at 13:24
I wonder if we will pay less in taxes with our local authority base closing.

Silly question maybe........

Reply Posted by Perer on Wednesday February 10 2016 at 17:08
20 mins there 20 mins back can't they only fly 60 mins don't leave them out long does it