Derby

Charge in Derbyshire police helicopter laser probe

A youth has been charged after a laser was shone at a police helicopter in Derbyshire.

The helicopter was being used to search for a missing woman in Derby in the early hours of 30 September when a light was shone on it from the ground.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with directing or shining a light at an aircraft and obstructing police.

He is expected to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 11 November.

The helicopter serves both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire police.

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