Police investigating report of plane crash in Somerset 


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The Independent Online

Police are investigating an unconfirmed report that an aircraft has crashed in Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Police said that “someone” had reported seeing an aircraft crash in the Minehead area at 8.15pm on Sunday.

“A search has begun which includes the police helicopter and a local search and rescue team but so far nothing has been found,” the force said in a statement.

“We're taking the search seriously and looking to see whether there is anything so support the report made to us.”

It added that officers were also investigating suggestions that “people may have been setting of flares in the area”.