Three men are being sentenced at Leicester Crown Court this afternoon after a laser pen was deliberately shone into the cockpits of three aircraft.
It happened in February last year as two passenger flights and a cargo flight were coming in to land at East Midlands Airport.
Alex Parker, 19, Craig Appleby, 20, and Luke Walters, 21, all from Loughborough, have admitted a charge of endangering the safety of an aircraft by recklessly acting in a manner likely to endanger aircraft.
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Cold with clear spells in southeast at first, cloud across the rest of the region then spreading to all parts.