Police planes have been patrolling rural communities of Wiltshire from the skies this week.
Over the past seven days, the National Police Air Service (NPAS) has carried out routine flights over some areas of the county in their fixed-wing aircraft, supporting the Rural Crime Team.
The black and yellow planes, based out of Doncaster in Yorkshire, attend the same types of incidents as the police helicopter but can fly for much longer.
Supporting Wiltshire Police, NPAS planes have played a part in three rural crime operations in the past week, including: Galileo, Artemis and Apollo.
Operation Galileo targets hare coursers killing the animals and damaging property.
Operation Artemis is the force’s response to poaching. The Rural Crime Team works with our local farmers, gamekeepers and landowners to implement anti-poaching measures.
Operation Apollo tackles offences around heritage and cultural assets and their settings.
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