Arrest after laser pen helicopter incident

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Police in Derry have arrested a man after investigating reports a laser pen was shone at a police helicopter.

A PSNI spokeswoman says the Waterside Urban Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a search of a house in the Kingsmere Gardens area on Saturday night.

“The officers were following up on a report that a laser pen had been shone at the police helicopter –an offence under the Air Navigation Order.

“A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident and on a separate count of possession of a Class B substance,” the spokeswoman says.

The man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.