UPDATE: Chinook was practising night flying skills over Boston

AN RAF base has confirmed one of its Chinooks was operating in the Boston area on Tuesday night.

A spokesman confirmed the craft, which landed on Robin Hoods Walk at 9.10pm last night (Tuesday), was a Chinook, which had come from RAF Odiham in Hampshire and was on a routine visit to Boston.

A number of online readers messaged the Standard last night after spotting or hearing the helicopter flying over the town.