Couple fined for laser-pen attack on police helicopter

RECKLESS ... Victoria Rayner and Robert Gilbert outside court.

RECKLESS ... Victoria Rayner and Robert Gilbert outside court.

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A COUPLE from South Tyneside startled a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen while he was searching for a missing 11-year-old boy.

The aircraft was flying over Hebburn on the night of May 8 after the schoolboy was reported as missing.

The pilot said that the cockpit was suddenly filled with green light, startling him and his crew and causing them to change course.

 

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