Midlothian police deploy helicopter in hunt for rogue motorcyclist

A police helicopter helped hunt down a motorcyclist during a high-speed chase in Midlothian on Thursday.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 7:50 am
Updated Friday, 13th August 2021, 7:51 am

It is understood that the aircraft used its thermal imaging camera to track the fleeing rider near Dalkeith.

He was later arrested in connection with various road traffic offences.

In a statement issued on Thursday evening, the Police Scotland Air Unit said: “Police helicopter assisted [Road Policing Scotland] and [Lothians and Scottish Borders Police] during a pursuit involving a motorbike near Dalkeith earlier today.”

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A police helicopter helped hunt down a motorcyclist during a high-speed chase in Midlothian on Thursday.