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Policing London from the air

Stephen Nolan reports on the "Helicops", as BBC Radio 5 live is given exclusive access to follow the work of London's Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit.

BBC Radio 5 live has been given exclusive access to follow the work of London's Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit for two weeks.

Based in north-east London, the unit has three helicopters, which fly for nearly ten hours a day.

As Stephen Nolan reports, their activities have included high-speed car chases, tracking suspects, and monitoring crowds at large-scale events including demonstrations and a fireworks display.

Video produced by Snappin' Turtle for BBC Radio 5 live

Nolan In The Air, BBC Radio 5 live, Friday 8 November, 10pm

More videos of the helicopters' work are available on the 5 live website.

  • 08 Nov
  • From the section UK