Orpington man cautioned after shining laser at police helicopter

PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 December 2013

The helicopter located the man at an address in St Paul's Cray.

The helicopter located the man at an address in St Paul's Cray.


An Orpington man was arrested after shining a laser directly at the Met Police helicopter in the early hours of this morning.

The 46-year-old was caught after the helicopter crew used their video equipment to trace the laser source.

Police on the ground were directed to a property in St Paul’s Cray, where the man was arrested.

He was taken to a south London police station, where he admitted the offence and was given a caution for endangering the safety of an aircraft.

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