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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.

Helicopter crash in Norfolk: Latest updates

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Gillingham 45 miles from US helicopter crash site

The A mark shows Cley, the site of January's US military crash site, B shows today's crash in Gillingham.
The A mark shows Cley, the site of January's US military crash site, B shows today's crash in Gillingham. Credit: Google maps

The helicopter crash site in Gillingham, Norfolk, is around 45 miles (72 kilometres) from the spot where four crew members died in January when a US military helicopter crashed on a training mission.

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Ambulance service attending scene of helicopter crash

A spokeswoman for East of England Ambulance Service said:

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) was called at 19:45 tonight (March 13) to reports of a helicopter crash near Gillingham, Norfolk.

EEAST sent a number of resources to the incident including two ambulance officers, three ambulances, two doctors and one rapid response car.

Read: Flurry of activity in Gillingham near crash site

Flurry of activity in Gillingham near crash site

A resident has described seeing a flurry of activity in Gillingham, Norfolk where a helicopter has crashed this evening.

“From about eight o’clock there have been loads of police cars, fire engines and ambulances going past here," Lorraine Greenwood told the Eastern Daily Press.

“I don’t think they were sure where it was in the fog because some were going round the roundabout and back again. I didn't hear any crash but I did see two other helicopters that looked like police helicopters circling.”

Emergency services remain at the scene where a police cordon is in place.

Population of helicopter crash area Gillingham 650

The village of Gillingham, near Beccles, where a helicopter crashed earlier this evening is populated by just 650 people.

The small area has two schools, a church and a village hall according to the Eastern Daily Press.

It is not known whether any buildings have been affected by the crash.

Helicopter crash in Norfolk: Latest updates

Crash occurred in Gillingham, near Beccles

The helicopter crashed at around 7.30pm in Gillingham, near Beccles, police have confirmed.

There have been suggestions that the helicopter was a civilian aircraft, although it is not known how many people were on board at this stage.

The incident occurred in Gillingham, Beccles in Norfolk. Credit: Google Maps

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