A HELICOPTER was spotted flying near to the centre of Chester this afternoon (Tuesday, April 2).

The aircraft, which was confirmed to be from North West Air Ambulance, was seen attempting to land in the Northgate Village area of the city centre.

The helicopter was first spotted at around 2pm today.

A spokesperson for North West Air Ambulance said: "We can confirm that the North West Air Ambulance Charity was called to an incident in Chester on the 2nd of April, H75 responded."

"The crew were stood down at scene." 

The nature of the incident is, as yet, unclear.

More details to follow.