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Men Arrested Following Police Helicopter Search

Wednesday April 25 2012

THREE men were arrested in Monk Bretton after the police helicopter mobilised officers to search for them when they pointed a laser at it.

The helicopter - SY99 - was doing routine patrols in the Monk Bretton/Locke Park area last night (Tueday) when someone shone a laser at it.

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.

Nearby police were mobilised to track down the culprits and three men were arrested when they were found to be in possession of drugs.

Police say they have not yet decided whether to also press charges for endangering an aircraft.

Locals came on our facebook wall at around 10pm last night, reporting that the helicopter circled Monk Bretton for around 20 minutes.

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Reply Posted by Carshopuk on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 13:42
What are things coming too ??????? Why didn't they shine their light back ? That would have shit them up end of story .

Reply Posted by Danefx on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 13:50

Reply Posted by Guest on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 14:15
Haha people don't half exaggerate on facebook, I had people saying there was gun shots and all locke park was taped off - or is this true? Gossip is easily spread 

Reply Posted by Junefoster12 on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 14:22
glad they were caught

Reply Posted by Lesleylord61 on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 14:23
idiots,lock them up ,throw away key,they learn hard way then,

Reply Posted by Sueoldham on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 18:02
imature druggies wot av got nothing better to do they shud be put down a danger to society

Reply Posted by Kththornton on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 18:41

Reply Posted by David on Wednesday April 25 2012 at 20:45
This is so dangerous to pilots. What age do people grow up into responsible citizens in Monk Bretton?

Reply Posted by We dont live in Russia on Friday April 27 2012 at 07:48
there is no law about shining a light into the sky...the case will be dropped. Also if a laser pen can bring down a helicopter dont you think the Afgan Rebels may order a few?..after all they are just a £0.99p toy..