A POLICE helicopter has been spotted over Blackbird Leys this morning.

But Thames Valley Police has refused to explain exactly why.

The helicopter was seen over the estate at around 11.30am, and a police spokesman confirmed it had been involved in searching for an individual, who by 1pm had been found.

But the spokesman told the Oxford Mail it was a “non event”, and refused to clarify whether officers were searching for a missing person or a suspected criminal, saying no further information would be released.

He added: “I’m not going to disclose any more information about it".