A group of travellers wrecked a multi-million pound police helicopter which was being used to spy on their site.
The gang used axes to smash the £5million aircraft, after they leapt over a 4ft wall (WTF?)
surrounding Surrey Police force’s helipad at Fairoaks airport, near Woking in Surrey.
After threatening staff working in the operations room, they set about wrecking the helicopter, smashing six of its windows and causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
The incident happened at 10pm yesterday after weeks of aerial surveillance on the travellers’ site, where detectives believe stolen goods have been hidden.
Officers were getting ready to raid the site after collecting evidence they had filmed from the air.
A police source said last night: 'The gipsies were furious because they kept getting buzzed by the helicopter.
'But no one expected this level of violence.