Man arrested for shining laser at police helicopter in Sheffield

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A MAN has been arrested after a green laser beam was shone at South Yorkshire Police’s helicopter as it hovered over a Sheffield suburb to help officers hunting vandals.

The aircraft was flying over Wincobank at about 1am today when it was targeted ‘continually’, officer say.

A spokesman said: “The helicopter assisted a search for three offenders causing damage to cars. A police dog located the offenders.

“Whilst on task, the aircraft was continually targeted by a green laser. The offender was located, officers on the ground directed to him and the male was arrested.”