A POLICE helicopter that spent more than two hours above Middlewich on Sunday night was searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery.

A Cheshire Police spokesman confirmed that the helicopter went up just before 8.45pm on Sunday, November 27, assisting ground officers with their search for the wanted man.

The search was “not successful” and was called off at around 10.20pm.

The incident in question occurred in the “Macclesfield and Congleton area”.