Bristol high-flying kite enthusiast gets police helicopter warning

Police helicopter on the Bristol Downs, Sunday, 8 May 2016
Image caption The police helicopter surprised many people relaxing on the Downs on Sunday afternoon

A police helicopter landed on an area of Bristol parkland to order a high-flying kite enthusiast to bring down his craft.

The helicopter swooped on Durdham Down at about 14:40 BST on Sunday, with air crew reporting the kite was soaring 1,000 feet (300m) up in the air.

No action was taken against the man, who was told the flying limit was 240 feet (73m).

The pilot said the kite endangered small aircraft from Bristol Airport.

Image caption The police pilot explained to park visitors why the kite was endangering smaller aircraft
Image caption A kite flyer was warned of the dangers but no further action was taken