Respect cordon around American helicopter crash site in Cley asks Norfolk police officer

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A senior police officer has asked people to respect the cordon which surrounds the crash site of an American helicopter.

Four people were killed last night (Tuesday, January 7) after a USAF Pave Hawk HH60 helicopter, from RAF Lakenheath, crashed into Cley Marshes Nature Reserve.

The area has been sealed off as investigators try to piece together what happened. The crash site is the size of a football pitch with ammunition scattered around the site.

Chief Supt Bob Scully appealed to people in the area to respect the cordon until the ammunition has been removed.

He said: “Ammunition scattered about the crash site came from the crashed aircraft. We know how much ammunition was on the aircraft.”

Chief Supt Scully said a number of investigators, which included specialists from the RAF, USAF and the police, are involved with the inquiry.

He also added that he did not know if the families of the servicemen had been informed.