Girl arrested after laser shone at helicopter in Sussex

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of shining a laser at a police helicopter.

Sussex Police said the aircraft had been searching for a missing person over Midhurst on Monday when a laser was shone.

Officers said the teenager was held on suspicion of endangering an aircraft and bailed until 3 December.

Pc Ben Wallbank said: "This is an ever increasing trend and is putting police and civil aviation at risk".

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