Kent

Laser shone at police helicopter over Sittingbourne

A teenager has been charged after a laser was shone at a police helicopter as it flew over Sittingbourne.

The helicopter crew was helping Kent Police officers search for two men in Gas Road on Wednesday evening when a laser was shone at the aircraft.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with endangering an aircraft or person in an aircraft.

The teenager from Sittingbourne was released on bail and is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 3 June.

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