There has been a worrying increase in the number of pilots being targted by laser attacks as they fly over the capital.
The Met Police have released images of a blinding flash caused by a blue laser beam shone directly at a pilot during the Olympic Games.
But new kit is allowing the police to fight back, as Ronke Phillips now reports.
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The victim was attacked after bumping into a man at the ticket barrier at Putney Station.
The victim, who is his 40s, was found near the edge of palace grounds.
Flight AZ222 was attempting to land in London as Storm Imogen swept across the UK.