A police helicopter has circled over parts of west Hull while "shining lights into people's gardens".

The chopper, along with "riot vans and police cars" were spotted around the Boothferry Road area late on Sunday evening, leading residents to question what the hive of activity related to.

Humberside Police officers were then seen in Calvert Road and Woldcarr Road and the reason behind their mass appearance was in relation to a Hanoi burglary.

Questioning the activity, one resident said: "Police everywhere and helicopter shining lights into people's gardens and Riley Field.

"It’s been going on for around 40 minutes so far. Doesn’t seem to be ending. Riot vans and police cars and helicopter."

After a short period, Police shared an update on their social media feeds to reveal why officers were in the area.

"Productive start to the night for Hull Team Patrol who have attended a report of a burglary where car keys were stolen from a house, and two cars taken from the drive," the statement read.

"Both vehicles were separately located around one mile away within 30 minutes of it being reported, parked up down other streets.

"Good team work with other areas of policing, CCTV and the helicopter."

However, despite officers not being able to catch the perpetrators, they did see the funny side of the search.

Adding: "Enquiries are ongoing to identify suspects, since they have decided to social distance from us."