Copper chopper in laser attack
A POLICE helicopter has been targeted in a laser attack.
The National Police Air Service crew were responding to a call in South Wales on Monday night when a laser pen was shone on the copter.
The NPAS, which supplies police forces in England and Wales with air support, said the St Athan-based crew was hampered by the incident.
The NPAS said 1,380 laser attacks on aircraft were reported to the Civil Aviation Authority last year.
A spokesman for the NPAS said: “Continued laser attacks on aircraft worldwide is a source of serious concern.
“The impact on a pilot is at the very least distracting but can be serious enough to cause temporary blindness.”