Man charged with shining laser pen at police helicopter

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident in which a laser was shone at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire police helicopter.

The crew reported the green laser was shone at them as they flew over Kedleston, in Derbyshire, in the early hours of 3 September.

The man, from Northwich in Cheshire, has been charged with endangering an aircraft.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Derby on 5 December.

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