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Police question man after shining laser at Police helicopter

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Officers have questioned a man after he shone a laser at a police helicopter overnight on the Isle of Wight.

The incident took place whilst air support officers assisted officers on the ground in searching for a vulnerable person with special needs.

The missing man was later found with a on Yaverland beach.

Police have confirmed that whilst the search was taking place the helicopter was made subject to a laser attack. The crew on board the chopper were able to maintain a safe operation and identified where the laser beam had been discharged from. They sighted a male holding what appeared to be a weapon. At one point the helicopter landed in attempt to locate the man.

Following enquiries the man has been spoken to by officers and enquiries are ongoing after the man was found with a gun.

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