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Man (59) charged with shining laser at police aircraft

Police investigating an incident where a laser was shone at a police aircraft in Newtownabbey on Thursday 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. As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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