Police helicopter spotted over Leith

Police have confirmed that their own helicopter was carrying out a training exercise when it flew over Leith this afternoon.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 1:05 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:02 am
The police helicopter was spotted in Leith and across the Capital this afternoon.
The police helicopter was spotted in Leith and across the Capital this afternoon.

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Social media was abuzz when the helicopter was spotted flying over Leith Links and Leith Walk.

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Residents in the area got in touch with the Evening News to enquire as to why the helicopter was flying in the area, with one onlooker noting that the chopper was flying at a fairly low altitude.

Police helicopters have been used in a number of operations of late, however, the force have confirmed that the usage today was part of an exercise.