Concerned about High power green laser pointers
This comes after a father was told he could have put lives at risk when he shone a Class 4 Laser Pointer into the cockpit of a police helicopter.Marc Jermy, of Shorncliffe Avenue, pleaded guilty to shining a light at an aircraft in flight to dazzle the pilot in the early hours of September 5.
In mitigation defence solicitor James Burrows said Jermy suffered from paranoia and had been trying to direct the helicopter away from his home using the Safety Laser Pointer .He said: “Mr Jermy suffers quite tremendously from paranoia. He had been to see a doctor and didn’t feel he had been listened to. This led him to the suggestion he was being spied on by agencies.
“He directed the aircraft away from his home.”Jermy was identified by officers using on-board technology which shows them where Laser Pointer beam are coming from.Data from the CAA shows reported occurrences of people deliberately pointing lasers at aircraft are on the rise.
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A helicopter being deliberately targeted by a laser pointer. The light is a distraction and, if bright enough, can cause temporary flashblindness