A man is due to face criminal charges after allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter in Norwich.
Norfolk Police were called to the Shorncliffe Avenue area of the city at about 2am on Saturday after reports a laser pointer had been directed at the aircraft while on an operational flight.
A 33-year-old man has been summonsed to appear in court charged with endangering an aircraft.
There's been a positive reaction to the news that the Duke of Cambridge is to train as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
When five year old Ruby Salter, from Eye in Suffolk, fell into a glass door she severed an artery in her arm and lost a large amount of blood. Her mother, Sally, says the crew of the air ambulance that transported her to hospital for emergency surgery did an amazing job.
William will need to do five months of training before joining the air ambulance crew. His main duties will involve flying an EC145 T2 aircraft and working alongside medics to respond to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks.
He's used to this sort of work though. He's a qualified Sea King helicopter pilot who ended his service in RAF Search and Rescue last September and was involed in 150 rescue operations. But there are some differences in the way the services work according to MAGPAS helimedix pilot, Craig Redman.
If the Duke of Cambridge completes all his training he should be ready to fly in the Spring.
Suffolk’s RAF Lakenheath has confirmed that four people killed in a helicopter crash in North Norfolk last night were airmen.
Their US Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter came down on marshland at Cley at about 7pm.
The next of kin are being informed. RAF Lakenheath says the four airmen will be officially named in due course.
The US military is working with the police and the MOD on the recovery efforts. A 400 metre cordon has been set up for an investigation to begin this morning.
Eurocopter, which builds EC135 helicopters, said the decision to ground some of the aircraft fleet was taken by the operator Bond Air Services:
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has now been cleared to fly.
The craft was grounded for a few hours today over safety concerns.
A spokesperson for the Department of Health said that patients should not be affected by the grounding of air ambulances:
The partial suspension of the UK's air ambulance fleet is due to a discovery of a technical fault discovered on one, the Association of Air Ambulances said.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has been temporarily grounded over safety concerns.
The helicopter is the same model as the craft which crashed into a Glasgow pub earlier this month.
It's one of twenty-two Eurocopters taken out of service by operator Bond, who are investigating problems discovered with a similar helicopter.
Bond Air Services says it has temporarily grounded 38 EC135-model helicopters globally after discovering a "defect" in one of them.