11/02/2019

Man Charged After Laser Shone At Police Helicopter

A man has been charged in connection with a laser that was shone at a police helicopter in Lurgan.

The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday 09 February, and the 27-year-old is accused of "shining a light to dazzle or distract a pilot, endangering the safety of an aircraft, causing danger to road-users by using laser light and disorderly behaviour".

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court today, 11 February.
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Police were carrying out searches relating to drug dealing in north Lurgan when a laser was shone into their helicopter from the ground.

A man was then pursued by police, before he took refuge in a house after discarding the laser.

Police tracked him in their helicopter and the man was then arrested.



(JG/CM)

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