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".