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Kevin Griffiths shone laser at searching police helicopter

A man who "persistently" shone a laser beam at a police helicopter as it searched for a high-risk missing person has pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering the aircraft and crew.

Kevin Griffiths, 22, of Greenfield, Flintshire, flashed the pen 10 times at the aircraft in eight minutes.

Flintshire Magistrates Court heard his actions last September in a populated area could have been disastrous.

He was given a five-month suspended sentence and 200 hours unpaid work.

  • 09 Jan 2014