Laser pen hit police

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A MAN has been cautioned after a laser pen was aimed at a police helicopter and dazzled its crew.

The 23-year-old was found in possession of the gadget when he was arrested and given the warning, following the incident on Friday night.

The pen was seized and destroyed.

Officers on the North East Air Support Unit had called for help from colleagues on the ground, after they were dazzled by something being shone at the aircraft as it flew near to the Arnison Centre, in Durham City, at about 11.30pm.