Man charged over laser attack on NSW police

A MAN who allegedly targeted two police cars with a high-powered laser light in Sydney’s south-west overnight has been arrested and charged.

Police say two patrol cars, one of which was unmarked, the other marked, were patrolling on Cabramatta Road at Mount Pritchard on Friday night when just before 9.30pm a green laser beam lit up both vehicles.

The unmarked car returned to a residential car park near the intersection of Hemphill Avenue, on Cabramatta Road, where the beam had allegedly originated from.


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Officers spoke to occupants of a car parked in the car park; a man, woman and child.

While conducting a search around the car, officers located a black laser with a green emanating light.

The driver, a man aged 43, was questioned further before being subjected to a search during which it’s alleged officers found a small bag of heroin hidden in a mobile phone.

He was arrested and taken to Cabramatta Police Station where he was subsequently charged with use of a prohibited weapon (laser), possession of a prohibited drug and disqualified driving.

The man was given strict conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Monday 16 November.

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