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Helicopter Search After Laser Incident

Friday February 3 2012




THE police helicopter was out in Barnsley last night after someone pointed a green laser towards it.

SY99 - the code name for the helicopter - was doing routine patrols in Barnsley when someone shone the laser from Cemetery Road at about 11.15pm (Thursday Feb 2.) Officers were directed to the house in question. Lasers - when pointed towards helicopters - act like a camera flash when they hit the cockpit glass and create a blinding floodlight in front of the pilot.

The helicopter then went to the M1 (Sheffield) to assist ground officers who had tracked a car involved in a kidnap case.


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Reply Posted by David Andrew Bull on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:02
Theres so many thick uneducated people about, common sense tells ya not to do such a thing.

Reply Posted by David Andrew Bull on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:02
Theres so many thick uneducated people about, common sense tells ya not to do such a thing.

Reply Posted by Julie Manterfield on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:03
so thats wot it was doin last nite, i cud hear the copter 4 ages last nite really loud as well but cudnt"nt see it lol

Reply Posted by Julie Manterfield on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:03
so thats wot it was doin last nite, i cud hear the copter 4 ages last nite really loud as well but cudnt"nt see it lol

Reply Posted by Paulinerandall on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:38
I heard the helicopter from Carlton but couldn't see it,them laser pens should be banned,they bare too dangerous,we always see young kids with them when we go on holiday,pointing them onto people's faces.

Reply Posted by Paulinerandall on Friday February 3 2012 at 08:38
I heard the helicopter from Carlton but couldn't see it,them laser pens should be banned,they bare too dangerous,we always see young kids with them when we go on holiday,pointing them onto people's faces.

Reply Posted by Lynne on Friday February 3 2012 at 09:07
What happened to the person(s) who were aiming the laser at the helicopter?