Investigation launched as lasers shone at Birmingham Airport planes - The Solihull Observer

Investigation launched as lasers shone at Birmingham Airport planes

Solihull Editorial 27th Nov, 2022   0

LASERS have been shone at a number of planes at Birmingham Airport in a series of incidents.

West Midlands Police say there has been an increase in reported laser attacks on aircraft flying to and from the airport since September.

The force said the incidents have occurred on flights landing between 6pm and 7am and are believed to be coming from Solihull, Coventry and Wolverhampton.

Inspector Colin Gallier from Birmingham Airport Police, said: “Safety is our top priority. Shining a laser at an aircraft is not a bit of fun, it is a very serious matter.

Our investigation is ongoing and I would encourage anyone who has information on these laser attacks to get in touch.”

It is a criminal offence to shine a laser at an aircraft.

Paul Beat, head of air traffic control for BHX, said: “We echo our police colleagues’ advice on this. Shining lasers at aircraft is extremely dangerous and unlawful.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 4488 of November 9 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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