South East Wales

Cardiff arrests after lasers shone at police helicopter

Three boys have been arrested after laser lights were shone at the force helicopter in Cardiff.

The incident happened at 23:50 BST on Wednesday in the Tremorfa area and the suspects - aged 12, 13 and 14 - were arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft.

The youths are in custody at Cardiff Bay police station.

A South Wales Police spokesman said what "may be viewed as a harmless prank...could have fatal consequences".

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