POLICE circled the skies to search for a vulnerable missing person in the middle of the night and ‘without a doubt’ saved their life.

Bicester locals might have heard propellers spinning above their heads last night, and Thames Valley Police have now revealed why.

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The helicopter was deployed over Bicester on a mission to trace a ‘high-risk’ missing person.

Two teams of officers also scrambled the Bure Park area on foot at around 2am this morning.

Police shared the news on Twitter, explaining: “They were found quickly and got the medical attention needed. Undoubtedly a life saved.”