Tyne & Wear

Arrests in Northumbria Police helicopter laser incident

Two youths have been arrested after a laser was shone into the cockpit of the Northumbria Police helicopter.

The aircraft was flying in West Denton, Newcastle, on Thursday when a light was repeatedly shone at the pilot.

Two 14-year-old boys were later arrested in Burnstones, West Denton, on suspicion of shining a light so as to dazzle or distract the pilot.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the youths have since been bailed.

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