Humberside

Two accused of shining laser at Humberside Police helicopter

Laser shone at helicopter Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Humberside Police said the incident took place in February

Two men have been summonsed to appear in court for allegedly shining a laser at the Humberside Police helicopter.

The force said the incident took place on 11 February when the aircraft was flying over the Carnaby area of East Yorkshire.

A police spokesman said two men, aged 31 and 46, would appear at Beverley Magistrates' Court on 20 May on a charge of endangering an aircraft.

Police said the offence carried a sentence of up to two years in prison.

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