Laser pen pointed at police helicopter in Torquay
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Laser warning after Devon and Cornwall pilots dazzled

People who target aircraft with laser pens in Devon and Cornwall are endangering lives and will be tracked down, police have said.

The warning came after footage was released of a laser being shone at the force helicopter over Torquay by a 19-year-old man.

Officers said their helicopter had been affected about 20 times over six months by lasers.

The teenager was convicted of distracting a police pilot in August and fined £250.

  • 28 Aug 2012