UK & World News

  • 3 December 2013, 13:34

Man Arrested For Shining Laser At Helicopter

A 46-year-old man has been detained by officers after shining a laser directly at a Metropolitan Police helicopter.

The crew of the helicopter used onboard video equipment to trace the source of the laser, after it was used while the aircraft was near Orpington, southeast London, at 12.40am on Tuesday.

Officers on the ground were directed to the St Paul's Cray area of the town, where the man was arrested.

A laser pen was also recovered at the scene.

The man was taken to a south London police station where he admitted the offence.

He was given a police caution for endangering the safety of an aircraft.

Advertisement