Man held in Aberdeen after helicopter police chase

The man was died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: Police Scotland
The man was died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: Police Scotland
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A MAN has been arrested in connection with a series of drugs and housebreaking offences following a police pursuit involving a Police Scotland helicopter and roads policing units.

The 27 year-old male was eventually apprehended in Aberdeen following the chase yesterday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Following a police pursuit yesterday, Police Scotland can confirm that a man has been apprehended in Aberdeen in relation to drugs and driving offences, as well as a number of housebreakings which occurred in the Inverness area.

“The drugs and driving offences occurred across Aberdeen City Division and Aberdeenshire and Moray, as well Inverness.”

She added: “A 27-year-old male has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the housebreakings in Inverness and is anticipated to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court today.”

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson, of the force’s Aberdeenshire and Moray Division, said: “This incident demonstrates the assets we have available in dynamic situations. A number of additional roads policing units were deployed to assist in this case, along with the Air Support unit.

“Specialist officers along with divisions across the North area worked together to bring this incident to a safe and successful conclusion.”

He added: “This case in particular highlights the benefits of the extra resources that are available to us through Police Scotland in order to deter and detect criminal activity throughout the force area.”