Police helicopter joins search for illegal fox hunt in the Cotswolds

Police officers have responded to reports of illegal fox hunting with a co-ordinated response on land and in the sky.

Officers were on the ground to search the Cotswold countryside for illegal activity, while colleagues from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) kept watch from the sky.

A tweet from Cotswold Police said: “We’ve had a report alleging an illegal fox hunt in the Beaufort area.

“The National Police Air Service arrived and obtained footage.

“Six officers on the ground following across fields and through woodlands.”

The Standard has contacted Gloucestershire Constabulary for more information.

More to follow.

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