Laser pointed at police helicopter

29/04/2008, Parramatta Sun:

HOLROYD is the latest suburb to have a reported incident of a laser pointer being aimed at an aircraft.

A police helicopter was targeted at 10pm on Monday, April 21, while it was searching for culprits responsible for a series of laser attacks.

This incident didn't last long, police said, and the pilot was not harmed.

On January 22, commercial aircraft and cars were targeted by laser pointers in Merrylands and Pendle Hill.

The crime manager at Holroyd police, Sergeant Paul Roe, said catching those responsible was difficult for police ...

The State Government last week announced it would ban powerful laser pointers, and carrying them without a legitimate reason could incur a maximum jail term of 14 years.
Holroyd is Merrylands.

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