Police chopper 'targeted' by laser beam

Police chopper 'targeted' by laser beam

Police allege they seized a rifle from a property after investigating the source of a laser beam that had been shone on a police helicopter last night.

The chopper was conducting patrols over Beckenham about 11pm when it was "targeted by a green laser beam on numerous occasions", police said.

The helicopter flew towards the area of the laser and used the Forward Looking Infra-red Camera (FLIR) to pinpoint the origin of the beam to a house in Basinghall Street in East Victoria Park, a police spokeswoman said.

Police on the ground were directed to the area.

It is alleged police seized two green laser pointers, a rifle and several display knives from the property.
A 30-year-old man is assisting police with their inquiries.

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