Tyne & Wear

Lasers shone at plane coming into Southampton airport

A Flybe pilot reported laser pens being shone into the cockpit of his aircraft as he was coming into land at Southampton airport on Saturday.

The crew of a police helicopter was also targeted as they investigated the incident at about 21:30 BST.

Thermal imaging cameras were used to locate suspects at two addresses in Bitterne. Three people were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Police said three laser pens were recovered.

Two youths, both aged 17, and a man, aged 20, were held in custody overnight.

Police said the 20-year-old received a caution and the youths were referred to the Youth Offending Team.

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