Police helicopter circles Grangemouth after reported hit and run

Police have received reports of thefts of catalytic convertors in Laurieston and Bankside Industrial Estate
Police have received reports of thefts of catalytic convertors in Laurieston and Bankside Industrial Estate

Residents in Grangemouth witnessed a police helicopter hovering low over the area just before 9.30pm searching for person or persons unknown.

The Falkirk Herald contacted Police Scotland after reports surfaced that there had been a hit and run incident and the helicopter was searching for suspects.

A police spokesperson confirmed a police helicopter was patrolling the area but would not give a reason why.

The helicopter moved through the Bowhouse Road area and circled over Kersiebank Avenue for around half-an-hour using a searchlight to scan the ground below.