Police helicopter called to Bideford for ‘man with machete’


- Credit: Archant

The helicopter lifted in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a man was reported missing from Instow.

THE police helicopter was called to action in the early hours of Wednesday morning to help locate a missing man.

The man in his 40s, who was alleged to be carrying a machete, was reported missing from Instow at around 12.50am.

At 1.40am, the police helicopter lifted to assist the search and discovered the man on an industrial estate in Bideford.

A police spokesman said the search was conducted after a concern for the man’s welfare and that no charges had been made.

He could not confirm if a weapon was discovered on the man.

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