Police warning issued after laser shone at air ambulance near Lincoln

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Lincolnshire Police have issued a stern reminder to residents after a laser was shone at an air ambulance over the weekend.

Police received reports that the laser was aimed at the ambulance in the Witham St Hughs area as it returned from an emergency call at around 7.30pm on Sunday, October 4.

The aircraft was unaffected and police said they believe the incident was caused by a “stupid and ill-judged act of a child” rather than something more sinister.

A police spokesperson said: “It is not only extremely dangerous but is also a criminal offence. It can dazzle or distract a pilot and can prove a considerable threat to safety.

“These devices are not toys and we would like to remind people of the seriousness of shining them at an aircraft.”

Parents and guardians are being advised to dispose of any laser devices seen in the possession of children.

Police are continuing to investigate the report under incident number 368 of October 4.

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