A north Suffolk airbase is warning the public of the dangers of flashing lasers at fighter aircraft. 

RAF Lakenheath has said "significant concerns" have been raised by personnel over the use of the lasers near the base.

The base is reminding people of the legal consequences of pointing lasers at aircrafts. 

A spokesman for the base said: "Recent incidents of laser pointers being aimed at fighter aircraft during flight operations have raised significant concerns.

"This dangerous activity, known as 'lasing', poses a serious threat to flight safety. 

"These actions not only endanger the lives of pilots and crew but create a hazard to the towns, villages, and homes underneath the approach corridor to RAF Lakenheath.

"While a surface-to-air lasing incident is always a hazard for aircrew’s near-term vision & long-term optical health, it becomes a critical hazard that impacts safe operation of the aircraft at low altitude."

It comes after the East Anglian Air Ambulance issued a warning following an incident where a green laser was pointed at the pilot as it attended a medical emergency