Tyne & Wear

Newcastle Airport reports laser pen pointed at 737 jet

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after controllers at Newcastle Airport reported a laser pen being directed at a Boeing 737 passenger jet.

The incident happened on Tuesday as the plane was flying over the Washington area of Tyne and Wear.

Northumbria Police said no emergency was declared and no-one was hurt.

A spokesman said the arrest also followed residents in the Striding Edge area of Washington reporting a light being shone through windows.

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