Police helicopter over Leamington last night was searching for wanted man

Police helicopter. Photo by Andrew Long.

Police helicopter. Photo by Andrew Long.

A police helicopter flying over Leamington and Lillington last night was assisting in the search for a suspected Warwick arsonist.

The helicopter was in the air from around 10.45pm and returned to base just before 11.25pm to help find Leamington man Tom Michael Weedon, 21.

Although the helicopter could not locate him during its flight, he was found and arrested this morning on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.