Bristol man shines laser at police helicopter

A man has admitted shining a laser at a police helicopter flying over Bristol.

Gavin Hoskins, 26, from Bristol, pointed the laser at the helicopter while it was overhead in the Fishponds area at about 19:30 GMT on 20 January.

He pleaded guilty to recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or a person in an aircraft.

Hoskins will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on 19 March.

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