Man arrested after laser shone at police helicopter
A man has been arrested after shining a laser at a police helicopter in Lancashire.
The offender is believed to have targeted the helicopter in the Penwortham area of Preston.
The helicopter, based at Warton, was helping Preston police search for a man after a complaint of domestic assault at around midnight.
As they were returning to base a man in the Penwortham area shone a green laser at the aircraft.
NPAS Warton later tweeted an image of how a laser can dazzle a pilot.
They added: “We had a man arrested tonight for doing this. Don’t do it, it’s dangerous and stupid and we will arrest.”