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New laser law expected to improve 'rock-bottom' prosecution rates

Less than two per cent of offenders who shone a laser towards NPAS pilots have been charged.

Laser being pointed at an NPAS helicopter (PA)

Laser being pointed at an NPAS helicopter (PA)

Date - 21st March 2018
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
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A new law, which will give police greater powers to punish those who point laser pens at air support pilots, will see prosecution rates improve. Of 279 laser attacks on NPAS pilots since 2014, only 1.4 per cent of perpetrators were prosecuted...
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