Po­lice is­sue laser light warn­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

ANY­ONE who de­lib­er­ately shines a laser light at peo­ple will be ar­rested, po­lice have warned.

It fol­lows an in­ci­dent in Hythe Road, Ash­ford, on Fri­day when an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer had a laser shone in his eyes. He was taken to hospi­tal.

The al­leged of­fender, a teenage boy, was found at an ad­dress near by and po­lice say he had de­lib­er­ately been aim­ing the laser at passers by.

Chief In­spec­tor John Frayne, said: “Shin­ing a laser at some­one is ex­tremely danger­ous.

“It can cause per­ma­nent reti­nal dam­age and if shone at a driver, could cause in­jury or death.

“Any­one found shin­ing a laser at peo­ple will be ar­rested and pros­e­cuted.

“I would urge par­ents to not al­low their chil­dren to pos­sess lasers and to tell them about the se­ri­ous con­se­quences of us­ing them.”

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