Man charged with shining laser pen at police helicopter

A Nottinghamshire man has been charged with shining a laser pen at a police helicopter.

The incident happened on 14 April when the Nottinghamshire Police pilot was flying over Eastwood.

A 37-year-old man from the town has been charged with shining a light at an aircraft in flight so as to dazzle or distract the pilot.

He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 26 April.

The aircraft, jointly owned by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire forces, was hit by a bright green laser light shone into the cockpit, said police.

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