Two arrested after laser beam shone at police helicopter - The Leamington Observer

Two arrested after laser beam shone at police helicopter

Leamington Editorial 7th May, 2020   0

TWO men were arrested after a laser beam was shone at a police helicopter flying over Warwick.

Police were called to Rothwell Road shortly before 10.30pm on Wednesday following a report of a laser aimed at the helicopter.

Officers attended and a 27-year-old man from Redditch was arrested on suspicion of shining a laser beam toward an aircraft and possession of a bladed article. He remains in police custody.

A 25-year-old man from Leamington was also arrested and issued a caution for an offence under the Public Order Act.

A police spokesperson said: “No damage was caused to the helicopter but we are now reminding the public that shining a laser beam at any, land/water vehicle or aircraft is not only a criminal offence but can be dangerously distracting to the pilot, with potentially serious consequences.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident 519 of 6 May.

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