March 17 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A man has been arrested after shining a laser directly at the Metropolitan Police helicopter in south London early this morning.
Its crew used their video equipment to trace the source of the laser after it was shone while the helicopter was in the Orpington area at 12.40am, a spokesman said.
Local police officers on the ground were directed to the St Paul’s Cray area, where the 46-year-old man was arrested at the identified address.
The Met spokesman said a laser pen was recovered from the address.
The man was taken to a south London police station where he admitted the offence and was given a police caution for endangering the safety of an aircraft.