Youth charged following chopper hunt

A YOUTH has been charged by police following a hunt involving a police helicopter.A search was triggered following reports of a group of thieves breaking into a car recovery firm's compound in Sproughton yesterday evening.

A YOUTH has been charged by police following a hunt involving a police helicopter.

A search was triggered following reports of a group of thieves breaking into a car recovery firm's compound in Sproughton on Tuesday evening.

The Suffolk Constabulary helicopter was dispatched to the area, near the old British Sugar factory, to find a group thought to consist of four who forced their way into the compound and stole a number of items.

One person was arrested but searches for the other suspects proved unsuccessful.

A 15-year-old from Ipswich has been charged with interference with a motor vehicle and will appear at East Suffolk Youth Court at 9.30am on Tuesday May 20.