Northern Ireland

Youths 'shone laser' at police helicopter

PSNI helicopter
Image caption The laser was shone at the PSNI helicopter over north Belfast on Monday night

Two young men have been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft by shining a light to distract the pilot.

The youths, both aged 17, are due to appear before Belfast Youth Court next month.

The charges are believed to relate to the shining of a laser pen at a PSNI helicopter in Belfast on Monday night.

The incident is thought to have happened at Ballysillan Playing Fields in the north of the city.

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