Laser pen offenders now face five years and unlimited fines – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2017 in bills, endangering safety of aircraft, news, prosecutions, transport by sally

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground or sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years or face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport measures to boost safety.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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Drone users will be forced to sit safety tests as number of near misses with planes increases by 60 per cent – Daily Telegraph

‘Drone users will be forced to sit safety tests under a government clampdown after near misses with planes have increased by 60 per cent in a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2017

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People caught shining laser pens at pilots face tougher punishments – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2017 in bills, endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing, transport by sally

‘People caught shining laser pens at pilots, train drivers or motorists will face tougher fines and jail sentences under new laws proposed by the Department for Transport (DfT).’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2017

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Man found guilty of endangering RAF aircraft by shining torch – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2016 in armed forces, endangering safety of aircraft, news by tracey

‘A man who became obsessed with RAF jets flying training missions over his remote island home has been found guilty of endangering aircraft by shining a powerful torch at the planes.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2016

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Cardiff man jailed for shining laser pen at planes – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cardiff man has been jailed for six months after shining a laser beam at three passenger planes and a police helicopter.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

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Drone users face jail if they ‘recklessly endanger an aircraft in flight’ – The Guardian

‘Drone pilots who “buzz” passenger jets as they take off and land at British airports have been warned they face jail if caught as the number of companies and unlicensed individuals making use of the relatively low cost flight technology continues to grow.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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PCSO James McIvor sentenced over police helicopter laser – BBC News

‘A PCSO who claimed he was looking for a cat when he was caught shining a laser pen beam at a police helicopter has been given a two-year community order.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Man who shone laser pen at police helicopter avoids jail ‘by a whisker’ – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2012 in community service, endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A father of five who accidentally shone a laser pen at a police helicopter, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, has been told by a judge that he had avoided jail ‘by a whisker’.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2012

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Luton airport chemical alert man gets suspended term – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2011 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who caused a major security alert when a chemical leaked from his holdall in the baggage area at Luton Airport has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2011

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Leicester boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2010 in aircraft, children, endangering safety of aircraft, news, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old youth accused of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter in Leicester has failed to convince the High Court he should not be prosecuted.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Jailed for aircraft grab – The Independent

Posted August 4th, 2010 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A man was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday for endangering an aircraft after grabbing a helicopter as it took off in Bristol.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2010

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Helicopter laser prankster condemned – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2009 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who dazzled a police helicopter pilot by shining a laser beam into the cockpit ‘for a laugh’ was condemned for her behaviour today.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2009

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Laser owners ‘arrested on sight’ – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2009 in endangering safety of aircraft, news by sally

“There has been a marked rise in the number of UK pilots reporting incidents of laser torches being shone at their aircraft.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2009

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Jail after laser shone onto plane – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2009 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A 21-year-old man has been jailed for shining a laser light at a passenger plane preparing to land.”

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BBC news, 28th May 2009

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Jail for helicopter laser prank – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2008 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A 21-year-old man from Greater Manchester who temporarily blinded a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 26th June 2008

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