Helicopter crash in North Yorkshire sparks emergency police response – people urged to avoid area

Burton in Lonsdale
Burton in Lonsdale

A helicopter has crashed into a field on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales today

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A helicopter has crashed into a field, police said.

North Yorkshire Police said the incident happened off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale shortly before midday.

The force said on Twitter that people are “strongly urged to avoid the area”.

Burton in Lonsdale is a farming area close to the border with Lancashire and Cumbria.