A group of young people on an Easter Egg hunt in Capel, Surrey, on 25 March helped local police find fleeing suspects in a most unusual manner. The group formed a giant human arrow to point out to a police helicopter where the men were hiding.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary following the incident, according to a story on the Surrey Police website about the incident. The footage was released on 1 April but police were at pains to insist it was not an April Fools' joke.
The helicopter had been called by Surrey Police following a report of intruders at a disused building off Horsham Road in Capel in the borough of Mole Valley. Initially, the presence of the police helicopter was enough to entertain the children and parents but it didn't take the intrepid residents long to realise they were witnessing a police pursuit within their quiet rural community.
As a thank you, the crew later landed nearby to greet the children once they had finished their Good Friday Easter egg hunt.