Slow helicopters due to 'geography'
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Slow Dyfed-Powys helicopter response down to 'geography'

A police helicopter service is taking almost an hour to reach incidents in the Dyfed-Powys force area, a report has said.

The force's base in Carmarthenshire shut in January 2016 due to cuts.

It now pays £891,000 a year for national air support which comes from bases in north and south east Wales, as well as England.

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, said even when the force had its own helicopter, it still took some time to get to incidents because of the geography of the area.

  • 30 Nov 2017
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