MILITARY helicopters were spotted flying low in the skies above Warrington yesterday, Monday.

Residents have reported seeing the Chinooks across Warrington yesterday afternoon, above Appleton and Stockton Heath.

According to the RAF, the helicopters were from the RAF Odiham based in Hampshire and were completing essential training in Warrington.

An RAF spokesperson said: “RAF Chinooks from RAF Odiham, Hants were completing routine essential training in the Warrington area yesterday afternoon, such training helping to ensure our crews are ready and able to deploy on global operations.’’