Northern Ireland

Man charged after police helicopter targeted with laser

Laser 301 Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police said the police helicopter tracked a laser 301

A 27-year-old man has been charged after a police helicopter was targeted with a laser in County Armagh.

The incident happened in north Lurgan on Saturday.

The man was charged with shining a light to dazzle or distract a pilot, endangering the safety of an aircraft, causing danger to road-users by using laser light and disorderly behaviour.

He is expected to appear before Lisburn Magistrates' Court on Monday 11 February.