Police helicopter meets the public in Regent’s Park

A police helicopter landed in Regent’s Park to give the public a chance to get up close and personal with the Met’s aerial crime fighting team.

The helicopter, which is used as an observation and communication platform for the police, landed in the park to answer questions about its role on Saturday, October 6.

The Met Police operate three helicopters, often used to search for suspects, follow car chases from the air, and to search for missing people.

Police Sergeant Richard Brandon, of the air support unit, said: “People have always been interested in what we do and we thought that it would be a good idea to host an event in central London where people could see us and the aircraft and ask any burning questions they may have about our role and the equipment we use to support our colleagues and catch criminals.”