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Human Arrow Formed by Easter Egg-Hunting Kids to Point Cops to Burglars

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By    |   Monday, 04 Apr 2016 06:49 AM

A human arrow formed by children during an Easter egg hunt on March 25 guided England's National Police Air Service to a pair of burglary suspects in Capel, Surrey, authorities said in a statement.

The two men, ages 28 and 27, were arrested Friday and released on bail after children directed a law enforcement helicopter to the fleeing suspects by forming an arrow on the ground, National Police Air Service Sgt. Paul Sochon said, according to Sky News.

Video footage of the human arrow that caught the police helicopter's attention was posted numerous times on YouTube after it was released by Surrey Police.



"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," read a statement from the department. "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 realize they were witnessing a police pursuit set within their quiet rural community."

"The children quickly formed an arrow on the ground in the middle of a ploughed field to guide the helicopter in the direction of the fleeing pair. The helicopter crew relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested," the statement continued.

The Daily Mail reported that the children forming the human arrow ranged in age from 6 to 12. In the Surrey Police statement, Sochon called their action "invaluable."

"The swift action taken by the group of parents and their children was the sort of thing you would usually associate with an Enid Blyton adventure but their ingenuity proved a great help for our crews," he said.

"As a thank you for their efforts the NPAS crew landed nearby to thank the children for the role they played in the incident and they even shared a few chocolate treats with the team which was an added bonus after a busy shift," he added.

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