Appeal for help from the West Midlands Police
There was an arson attack on the police helicopter at 2 am on
the morning of Monday 8th June 2009 at old Elmdon site at
Birmingham Airport, the West Midlands Police the press release
statement containing further information is setout below.
If any one has any information about this incident or saw anything
suspicious on the A45 by the airport could they please ring the
Manpads phone number 0121 712 6151 or email us on This is being treated as a
criminal investigation and not a terrorist incident.
We are continuing to patrol your areas and wish to remind
you the Airport Police Unit has a 24 hour telephone number -
0121 712 6151
Police Helicopter targetted in arson attack at Birmingham Airport
OFFICERS from West Midlands Police have launched a criminal
investigation after the force helicopter was targeted in an arson
attack this morning.
The Fire Service were called by Air Traffic Control to the
helicopter's landing site at Elmdon Airport in Birmingham at
just before 2am this morning. The front end of the helicopter
appears to have been set on fire.
The damage to the aircraft is currently being assessed. An
investigation was immediately launched. Forensic scene
investigators and detectives have been working since the
incident to establish what happened.
Officers are working in conjunction with airport security
and fire service.
Enquiries are ongoing into the fire, if anyone has any information
about the incident they should contact police on 0845 113 5000.
While the investigation is ongoing we would like to reassure the
public that we will continue to provide air support when
necessary. The damage to the helicopter is being assessed and
we will be speaking to our insurers regarding the cost of repair.
Monday 8 June 2009
The damaged helicopter can be seen by the engine of the FedEx ATR 72


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