"What is That Bloody Helicopter DOING?"

By Gary Cutlack on at

London's Met Police helicopter team has launched a Twitter feed, updating users on the reasons why a helicopter was going round and round and round above your house for hours last night.

The unit's three Eurocopter EC145 helicopters seem to spend most of their time chasing people who have run off into the woods after stealing things, and you can't help but wonder if it's really financially viable to send out a helicopter to look for someone who's nicked lead off a church roof.

But anyway. It's nice how some of the posts read like they were written by the helicopters themselves. Could make a good children's TV cartoon. [Twitter]