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Man due in court after laser shone at police aircraft over Newtownabbey

A man is due to appear in court after a laser was shone at a police aircraft in the Newtownabbey area last night (Thursday).

Detailing the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Police investigating an incident where a laser was shone at a police aircraft in Newtownabbey yesterday evening (June 16), have charged a 59-year-old man with endangering the safety of an aircraft and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

“He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on July 8.

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“As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.”

The incident took place on June 16.

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