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CAPTURED: Fantastic MCR From Police Cockpit

NPAS Barton helicopter captures vivid shots of MCR Christmas markets, Corrie cobbles and more....

Published on November 27th 2014.

CAPTURED: Fantastic MCR From Police Cockpit

THE NPAS Barton police helicopter crew - which flies out of Salford's City Airport and Heliport in Barton - have released this series of stunning hi-res images of the region via their Twitter feed.

The fantastic photos, snapped from the helicopter's HD daylight and thermal imaging camera, include Manchester Christmas Markets, snow on the Corrie cobbles, a jam-packed Trafford Centre and Co-op's glowing One Angel Square.

National Police Air Service helicopters replaced localised police helicopter operations across England and Wales in 2012 and are used to track criminals, locate missing persons and offer aerial support at major incidents and events.

But when the NPAS Barton crew get a minute, they get snapping...

(photo credits: @NPAS_Barton)

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Exchange SquareExchange Square

One Angel SquareOne Angel Square

Xmas MarketsXmas Markets

Xmas MarketsXmas Markets

Trafford CentreTrafford Centre


Victoria 2Victoria 

Town HallTown Hall

Central LibraryCentral Library

Market StreetMarket Street

Salford Quays 3Salford Quays

Salford Quays 2Salford Quays 

Piccadilly StationPiccadilly Station

Old TraffordOld Trafford

Old Trafford 2Old Trafford 

Old Trafford CricketOld Trafford Cricket

Etihad Derby DayEtihad Derby Day

Etihad RainbowEtihad Rainbow


Corrie 2Corrie 

Pride DeansgatePride Deansgate



Audenshaw ReservoirAudenshaw Reservoir


Fc UnitedFc United

Healey Dell ViaductHealey Dell Viaduct

Sale And AltrinchamSale And Altrincham


University Toast RackUniversity Toast Rack

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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousNovember 27th 2014.

great shots

Poster BoyNovember 27th 2014.


AnonymousNovember 27th 2014.

Well at least they're not selfies taken at crime scenes!

Calum McGNovember 28th 2014.

Super pics. They should take their best and do a calendar :)

SteamyNovember 28th 2014.

Lovely stuff

crisbyNovember 28th 2014.

Good for them releasing this stuff. Love the calendar idea Calum McG!

Sharyn CaseNovember 28th 2014.

I am forever tweeting NPAS suggesting a calendar, some of their shots are fantastic and I would definitely buy a couple off them!!

AnonymousNovember 28th 2014.

Some hi-res night time thermal image photos of scrotes being collared or of a car on fire in Salford Precinct would be brill.

AnonymousNovember 28th 2014.

Good job there's no images of Rusholme or Longsight, because the locals would think they were under drone surveillance.

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