Laser beam aimed at pilot

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A POLICE helicopter pilot alerted officers on the ground after a laser was beamed at the chopper as it flew.

The pilot was responding to an incident in Worksop when he spotted a green beam being aimed from the ground. When he flew over Shirebrook on his way back, the beam was shone in his direction again.

Chesterfield magistrates heard drunken Ricky Kemp, 23, of York Road, Shirebrook, was responsible. He admitted acting in a manner likely to endanger aircraft and will be sentenced at crown court.