Man arrested in Warrington after laser 'shone at police helicopter'

EC135 helicopter Image copyright Press Association

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter.

Cheshire Police made the arrest in Warrington, Cheshire, at about 21:30 BST on Saturday.

Officers were directed to the area and the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards.

Insp Adam Moreton said: "These sorts of incidents can lead to loss of control and not only death to pilots, but to people below in the event of a crash."

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