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Laser Incidents

Question

1)    The number of incidents involving a laser pen or laser beam in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

2)    That information broken down into the date of the incident and a brief description of what occurred.

Answer

We have identified 11 recorded incidents involving a laser pen or laser beam. Please find the information in the table below:

 

Date

Description

02/2014

Offender has shone a laser pen into the eyes of the victim

07/2014

Victim assaulted for shining laser pen into someone’s eyes

11/2014

Unknown offenders have been shinning a laser pen at the victim

11/2014

A police helicopter was targeted by a laser pen

03/2015

Suspect seen shining a laser pen into informant’s property

07/2015

A police helicopter was targeted by a laser pen

08/2015

Suspect seen shining a laser pen into informant’s property

08/2015

Unknown person has shone a laser pen at the victim

09/2015

Victim had a laser pen shone into their property

09/2015

A helicopter was targeted by a laser pen

01/2016

A police helicopter was targeted by a laser pen

 

FOI Ref: 267/16

Date of Request: 15.02.16