Police helicopter attacked by arsonists

West Midlands only helicopter was set on fire in an arson attack at Birmingham Airport early this morning.

Late last night arsonists broke into Birmingham International Airport and set fire to the West Midlands Police force helicopter burning it out completely.West Midlands only helicopter was set on fire in an arson attack at Birmingham Airport early this morning.

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Late last night arsonists broke into Birmingham International Airport and set fire to the West Midlands Police force helicopter burning it out completely.Firefighters were called by air traffic control staff to its landing site at Elmdon Airport on the site of Birmingham International Airport just before 2am. The front end of the helicopter had been set on fire and the full extent of the damage is currently being assessed.

Late last night arsonists broke into Birmingham International Airport and set fire to the West Midlands Police force helicopter burning it out completely.Police have said air support will still be provided with the help of neighbouring forces while inquiries take place.