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Warning from police as helicopter 'attacked' by laser

Warning from police as helicopter 'attacked' by laser

Published by Emma Carton at 11:34am 24th December 2019. (Updated at 11:55am 24th December 2019)

Devon and Cornwall Police have issued a warning after their helicopter was attacked by a laser.

The force says the pilot was forced to retreat and use protective equipment during an operation on Saturday night.

The crew say they were able to locate the suspected offender in less than a minute.

However the force is urging anyone messing around with the gadgets to think twice.

**LASER STRIKE**

"Last night our Exeter crew came under sustained attack by a laser causing the pilot to turn away and don protective equipment.

"It took the crew less than a minute to identify the offender's location.

"If convicted - up to 5 years custodial".

"STOP AND THINK".

NPAS South-West

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