Helicopter in hunt for car raid suspects

The Hampshire police helicopter

The Hampshire police helicopter

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POLICE launched a dramatic hunt for three men who attempted to break into a car in Southsea in the early hours of today.

The Hampshire force helicopter was sent out to search for the suspects, who tried breaking into a parked vehicle near Craneswater Avenue at 12.30am.

A police car had initially been sent to the area but the men fled and were seen jumping between peoples’ gardens.

The helicopter, which flew over Craneswater Avenue and surrounding roads for over an hour, was unsuccessful in tracing the men.

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