Man charged with pointing laser at Police chopper

A man has landed himself in hot water after deliberately attracting the attention of NSW Police.

It’s alleged the 31-year-old pointed a laser at a Police helicopter at Werrington, in Sydney’s west around 8.30pm on Saturday.

The PolAir helicopter was in the area assisting St Marys police with an unrelated incident.


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The crew on board was hit with the laser beam from the vicinity of Victoria Street.

St Marys police tracked down the alleged offender, who was on the balcony of a unit block at the time of the incident.

He was arrested and charged with possessing a prohibited weapon without a permit and doing an act to threaten the safety of an aircraft/persons on board.

He was granted bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on August 21.