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Norfolk resident 'heard helicopter flying over his house'

A Norfolk resident has tweeted about hearing a helicopter flying over his house in thick fog tonight, while taxi driver Mark Murray, 22, from Beccles, added: "There is a large stately home nearby and you often see helicopters coming and going from there.

"When they have a game shoot the guests often all arrive in separate helicopters. We don't know if that is linked, but that's the only helicopter activity we see in this area."

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Crash investigators prepare to examine wreckage

Police have set up a cordon around the crash site Credit: ITV News Anglia

Crash investigators are preparing to comb the wreckage of the helicopter which came down at Gillingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

The team from Farnborough in Hampshire will carry out a detailed examination of the site to determine what caused the crash which has claimed four lives.

Police attend Norfolk helicopter crash site tonight

Police officers are at the scene of the helicopter crash in Gillingham, near Beccles, Norfolk tonight.

Police officers speak to motorists at the scene in Norfolk Credit: ITV News/Anglia

Officers were cordoning off the surrounding area and speaking to motorists near the scene.

A police officer puts down traffic cones at the scene Credit: ITV News/Anglia

Four people are believed to have died in the incident.

Motorists make their way through the dog at the scene Credit: ITV News/Anglia
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Police secure crash site

Fire and rescue teams arriving at the scene of the helicopter crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have secured the scene of the helicopter crash at Gillingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and are now waiting for specialist air accident investigators to arrive at the crash site.

Two ambulance officers, three ambulances, two doctors and one rapid response car attended the scene.

Norfolk Police said the crash site had been cordoned off. It is 45 miles from the spot where four crew members died when a US military helicopter crashed on a training mission in a nature reserve in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

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Ambulance services 'stood down' from scene of crash

East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said its resources have been "stood down from the scene":

Sadly, it is believed that four people in the helicopter are believed to have died in the crash. Ambulance resources have now been stood down from the scene.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives tonight.

Local businessman describes 'very foggy' conditions

An eyewitness tweeted an image of the scene. Credit: Ryan Leddington

A local businessman near the area where a helicopter has crashed has described "very foggy" conditions in the area.

Roland Bronk, owner of The Swan House inn and restaurant in Beccles, said he also heard customers talk about "a lot of police activity and ambulances".

Four people are believed to have been killed in the crash.

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