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Police respond to one laser pen attack EVERY DAY

, new figures showGreater Manchester Police recorded have recorded more than 1,000 incidents since 2014, including beams from pens being shone at planes and helicopters

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Yobs are risking lives as new figures show there is at least one uk canada goose laser pen attack EVERY DAY in Greater Manchester.

Police data has revealed there were over 1,000 incidents in the region over the last two years with thugs aiming the Canada Goose Jackets high powered beams at aircraft, road vehicles, and directly at people’s faces risking causing collisions and causing permanent eye damage.

cheap canada goose online The worrying statistics have prompted calls for the pens to Canada Goose Parka be officially classed as offensive weapons. cheap canada goose online

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However devices, ranging from up to which are legally available canadian goose jacket in the UK are up to 100 times more powerful than those recommended by the government health body.

The video below shows how a laser pen can dazzle a helicopter in the air:

Nationally, there have been almost 6,500 police reports involving laser pens since 2014, including more than 400 cases of aircraft being targeted as well as dozens of emergency cheap Canada Goose service helicopters.

A pilot’s union has now warned that the consequences could be disastrous and called for a change in the legislation to class laser pens as offensive weapons.

Of the forces to respond to the request for information, Greater canada goose store Manchester recorded Canada Goose Online the most incidents, followed by Northumbria Police and Sussex Police. British Transport Police, the police service for the train network, said they had dealt with 151 incidents nationally.


Stephen Landells, a flight safety expert at the British Airline Pilots Association canada goose coats (BALPA), called for a change in the law and warned of terrible consequences for single pilot aircraft and helicopters as the power of lasers available to the public continues to increase.

canada goose store He said: “The law says you can’t carry a knife without good reason a carpet fitter going into a building in the afternoon has a reason to carry a knife. But someone walking down the street at 11pm outside a pub doesn’t. We want lasers to come under that same legislation so the police can say we have reasonable suspicion and they can be arrested.” canada goose store

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