Police search after 'aircraft crashes in Minehead'

Police have started searching for an aircraft that reportedly crashed in the Minehead area.

Avon and Somerset police received the report at 8.15pm, and have deployed a police helicopter and a local search and rescue team, but so far nothing has been found.

A police statement said: "We're taking the search seriously and looking to see whether there is anything so support the report made to us and we're also looking at suggestions people may have been setting of flares in the area."