Laser danger to RAF helicopter

POLICE are today investigating an incident in which a laser was shone into the cockpit of a military helicopter flying over Suffolk.

POLICE are today investigating an incident in which a laser was shone into the cockpit of a military helicopter flying over Suffolk.

The pilot of the RAF Sea King was forced to cover his eyes when a green light was flashed towards him from the ground at around 7.45pm last night.

The crew from Wattisham Airfield were travelling in the Grundisburgh area on a routine training operation when the incident happened.

They were able to return safely to base and the pilot was examined by a medic before being given the all-clear.


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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said this act could have been fatal and is calling on people to come forward with information.

If anyone knows anything about this incident, you should call Pc Peter Haig at Wickham Market Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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