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Police use drone in operation to find missing man

PUBLISHED: 10:50 18 August 2020 | UPDATED: 15:47 18 August 2020

Emergency services at the scene of an ongoing incident in Gaywood on Monday night. Picture: Ian Burt

Emergency services at the scene of an ongoing incident in Gaywood on Monday night. Picture: Ian Burt

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A police operation saw a drone deployed as part of a search for a missing man in King’s Lynn.

Police officers were flying a drone over Oak Circle on Monday night. Picture: Ian BurtPolice officers were flying a drone over Oak Circle on Monday night. Picture: Ian Burt

The man, aged in his 40s, was reported to be missing on Monday, August 17.

Officers began carrying out enquiries into his disappearance in the Gaywood Road area at about 10.30pm.

Police officers were flying a drone over Oak Circle on Monday night. Picture: Ian BurtPolice officers were flying a drone over Oak Circle on Monday night. Picture: Ian Burt

Specialist officers could be seen using a drone to help with the search from the air in the area around Oak Circle, a junction linking Thoresby Avenue, Bishop Road and Thurlin Road.

On Tuesday afternoon a police spokesman said the man had been located.

Emergency services at the scene of an ongoing incident in Gaywood on Monday night. Picture: Ian BurtEmergency services at the scene of an ongoing incident in Gaywood on Monday night. Picture: Ian Burt

They added: “Officers attended Gaywood Road in King’s Lynn at approximately 10.30pm last night following reports of a missing person.

“Officers were conducting routine enquiries in the area, which included assistance from the police drone.”

Police at Oak Circle on Monday night, after reports a man had been attacked with a machete  Picture: Ian BurtPolice at Oak Circle on Monday night, after reports a man had been attacked with a machete Picture: Ian Burt


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