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Another flight targeted by beam from laser pen

The aircraft arived from Amsterdam Credit: PA

A second flight near London's Heathrow Airport has been targeted by someone shining a laser.

The British Airways service from Amsterdam was affected at 7.47pm on Monday when a beam was aimed at the aircraft as it headed in to land.

It comes nine days after a Virgin Atlantic flight to New York's JFK returned to Heathrow as a "precautionary measure" after a laser was shone at the cockpit.

Scotland Yard said the plane was not put in danger during Monday's incident and no arrests had been made.

British Airways would not confirm what had happened but said laser attacks are taken "extremely seriously".


Laser pen 'shone at driver in Kent'

Breaking: Police are investigating a report that a laser pen was shone at a driver in Kemsley, Kent.

It is reported that at around 7pm on Thursday 12 November a group of young people, standing on the green area in Vaughan Drive, shone a laser pen at a passing van.

The driver, a man in his 30s, suffered eye injuries and has received hospital treatment.

Shining a laser pen into someone’s eyes or at a moving vehicle is not only a criminal offence, but it is dangerous.

I would encourage anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact police as you may be able to help with our ongoing enquiries.

Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Steven Bassett at Kent Police by calling 01795 419119 and quoting reference XY/039947/15.

– PC Steven Bassett