Police helicopter and Coastguard in ‘missing person’ search

Amble Coastguard and the Police helicopter have been involved in a search in north Northumberland this evening.

The helicopter was seen flying over Foxton Golf Course between Boulmer and Alnmouth with its searchlight trained on fields and the coastline at about 10.15pm and earlier it was reported in the Ellington area.

Amble Coastguards were also called out and their sirens could be heard in the coastal town.

The Gazette understands the search was for a missing person who was subsequently found, although no police plea for help from the public had been issued.