Teenager arrested after laser light shone at police helicopter

Police arrested the 17-year-old on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft

 

A 17-year-old was arrested by the PSNI in Derry on Friday on suspicion of shining a laser light at a police helicopter.

Superintendent Mark McEwan said the police helicopter was above the Derry city in support of officers responding to reports of suspicious activity on the ground.

“The 17- year-old boy was spoken to in the presence of his parents,” he said.

“The arrest was made on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft.”