Children form arrow to guide police to suspects

  • 02/04/2016
Children form arrow to guide police to suspects

Some British children may have a career in law enforcement ahead of them after cleverly helping police find some burglary suspects.

Video has been released showing the young kids, who had been on an Easter egg hunt, forming a human arrow to help guide a police helicopter toward where the suspects might be.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary shortly after.

The children had noticed the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter circling overhead.

"Initially the presence of the police helicopter was enough to entertain the children and parents, but it didn't take the intrepid residents long to realise they were witnessing a police pursuit," a force spokesman told The Guardian.

"The children quickly formed an arrow on the ground in the middle of a ploughed field to guide the helicopter in the direction of the fleeing pair. The helicopter crew relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested."

"I'm sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search, but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable," NPAS Sergeant Paul Sochon said.

Both men arrested on suspicion of burglary have been released on bail until May 13.