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Missing Haverhill man found after police used drone for night-time search




Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service loaned a drone to the police to help them conduct a lengthy night-time search for a 'high risk' missing man in Haverhill.

The man was successfully located by police on Monday but concerns over his wellbeing had prompted the force to request the drone from Woodbridge Fire Station to assist with their search.

Police officers from Haverhill, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall assisted with the search in the area around Haverhill Rugby Club, in School Lane.

An example of a drone used by the fire service. Stock photo Picture: Matthew Walker
An example of a drone used by the fire service. Stock photo Picture: Matthew Walker

Speaking on Monday, a police spokeswoman said: "Police were called shortly before 9pm on the 16th (Sunday) regarding a missing person, described as a 26-year-old man from the Haverhill area.

"Suffolk Police used the fire service drone to assist with their enquiries."

The drone was in use from about 1am to 3.45am.

Haverhill police said in a tweet that the fire service drone was "helping us look for a high risk missing person in town".


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