Maiden Gully: helicopter part of police operation

UPDATE: 11.20am Police are at this stage unable to confirm the nature of the operation in Maiden Gully. 

A police helicopter was seen circling around an area of bushland at 9.30am on Friday and a number of police were seen guarding a house near Rathbones Lane.

Police have since left the scene.

A number of non-uniformed police were located in different streets surrounding an area of bushland in Maiden Gully.

EARLIER A police helicopter is circling above Maiden Gully.

The air wing is part of an operation underway in the area.

Police have surrounded an area of bushland.

More to come