Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Wednesdayite, Sep 20, 2006.
There's a 'copter overhead my block on Gresham Road. Has there been an increase in flights lately? Does anyone know if the flights are related to actual incidents in the area or are they patrols, so to say? Its getting on my fucking nerves.
I thought i could hear it again over the sound of the football. It was right over my home as well. I think it's gone now.
Let's hope it won't be back!
Going mental over ferndale rd at the moment
Circling around my home in Canterbury Crescent as well, i can hear the fucker coming back this way. A good police helicopter would have mufflers on it.
Good point but I suppose they have those heat detecting things you see on police, camera, action so there's no place to hide
Helicopter is back. The waspish black and yellow one with the loud engine, circling in a clear blue sky.
I vote for more helicopters, they scare off the burglars
I woken at about 5am this morning by helicopter circling overhead near Railton Rd /Brockwell park - anyone else? or was it just me? who was it and what was up? Think I normally sleep through this.
I'm feeling sleep deprived as I have to get up at 6am anyway and that last hour is precious to me. My sniffles of yesterday have become a a proper nasty cold, so I'm a proper grumpty old woman now.
Why do think they scare burglars? have burlary statistics changed in this area since the police started buzzing around?
Several of us raised it in Lambeth community police consultative group some years ago, arguing that it would be far more cost effective to have extra coppers on the streets rather than noisy, disruptive helicopters. They seemed to back off for a while, maybe it would be worth finding out if they are routine or only in response to incidents.
Thanks - can waking us all up at 5am ever just be routine? I hope not....
You're right, guess I was thinking about the nightly 8 pm-ish we've been having a lot of lately.
The 5am one a couple of days ago was a burglar. Helicopter directed a police dog unit into a garden to be introduced to the burglar. Arrested. On a personal note, it also woke up my 19th month old so it is v. annoying but they are always tasked by incidents not routine patrols
This one's FUCKING PERSISTENT.
Was fucking annoying I was trying to concentrate on proofing a document and it was DESTROYING my concentration
Flying round in circles over Tulse Hill
Do you know where exactly? sounded like it was over my head for ages.
Grrr. There's one overhead now.
There was a lot of chopper traffic between 2 and 4 this morning at the top of Brixton Hill - tired now
It's back again.
Pissing me right off is what it's doing
Yep, it's circling for fifteen minutes now, i'm getting bloody annoyed with it. Shakes fist at the sky.
ITS BACK!!! PLEASE PLEASE go away! I'm at the Eurolink Business Centre and all I hear is this chopper! The ringing in my ears lasts a further 25-30 minz after its gone
Right above me now. Can barely here the TV news over the racket.
My internet connection went down twice while it was over
so it could be a government chopper?
It over my home now, very loud, possibly low flying because of the cloud. I can't see it but it's very loud.
So has anyone found out what it is they are doing? They have just been flying around for about an hour it's 12:50am and they have just left.
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