The German newspaper Bild claimed its reporter Axel Lier witnessed the helicopter crash during a federal police training exercise. He told the newspaper everyone was "totally shocked" by the incident.
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A milder night across the north than last night, with rain sneaking into southern Scotland from Northern Ireland.