South East Wales

Arrest after laser shone at St Athan police helicopter

Leicestershire Police helicopter Image copyright PA

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a laser pen was thought to have been shone at a police helicopter.

The aircraft from St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan was helping to locate a missing person at about 22:45 BST on Saturday when the incident happened.

Gwent Police said officers were deployed and arrested a man in connection with the offence.

A force spokesman said no laser pen was found and the man was released with no further action.

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