Police issue laser light warning
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.”