‘Laser attacks on cop choppers on the rise’

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A MAN aged 20 has been accused of endangering an aircraft by shining a laser pen at a police helicopter.

Charlie Baker, of Upper Highway, Abbots Langley, was arrested after the chopper’s camera caught him aiming the laser at them, police said.

Police spokesman Olivia Finucane said: “It is extremely dangerous and it endangers people’s lives.

“It has a massive impact on the visibility of the pilot flying the helicopter, as it is a glare and it stops them from seeing where they are going.”

It is alleged that Baker did it several times from his garden at around 10pm on Friday, November 18.

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