Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent men charged with helicopter laser shine

Two men from Stoke-on-Trent have been charged after a laser was shone at a police helicopter.

Ronnie Frost, 19, of High Street, Halmer End, and Joe Cordon, 21, of Eastbourne Road, Northwood, were arrested on Sunday night.

They were charged with directing or shining a light at aircraft in flight so as to dazzle or distract the pilot.

The men are due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on 17 November.

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The helicopter was over the Northwood area searching for a missing person at the time.

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