A police helicopter conducted a search of Stert Island, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Sunday afternoon (November 30th) after reports that a commercial helicopter had been acting ‘suspiciously’ over the island earlier in the day.

Police were alerted on Sunday morning at 11.30am when a person on the beach in Burnham saw a grey-coloured aircraft hover yards above the island for several minutes, raising fears that it could be dropping off a package or person onto the sandy shores.

A police helicopter was later used to scour the island for several minutes from 3pm on Sunday afternoon, as pictured here.

Police spokeswoman Louise Harris told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I can confirm police were called at 11.30am on Sunday regarding a helicopter over Stert Island.”

“Our helicopter was deployed to investigate, but nothing was found and no offences were disclosed.”

Our photos show the police helicopter searching the island on Sunday

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