Men who shone laser into aircraft cockpits sentenced

Three men who shone a laser into the cockpit of a plane have been sentenced today.

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Men who shone laser into aircraft cockpits to be sentenced

Craig Appleby and Luke Walters arriving at court Credit: ITV News Central

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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