Share

Clear spells

Thu

18°C | 11°C

Clear spells

Fri

19°C | 8°C

Mostly clear

Sat

19°C | 7°C

Home   Medway   News   Article

Strood teen charged after a laser was shone at police helicopter

20 January 2014
by Lynn Cox
The police helicopter. Library image.

The police helicopter. Library image.

A teenager who was arrested after reports a laser was shone at a police helicopter will appear in court next month.
 
The 17-year-old, who is too young to be named, was detained on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft in Rochester High Street on Saturday, December 21.
 
The boy, who is from Strood, has now been charged with recklessly/negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft/person in an aircraft.
 
The helicopter was helping with enquiries into reports of a burglary in Wainscott at the time of the alleged incident. 
 
Another 17-year-old boy from Strood who was also arrested was given a youth caution for possession of drugs.
 
A spokesman for police in Medway said: "A 17-year-old boy, from Strood, had been charged was bailed to attend youth court at Medway Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, February 11."

Click here for more news from Medway.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.