Police investigating laser attacks on aircraft at Birmingham Airport

An investigation has been launched following a number of incidents where lasers have been shone at aircraft in the West Midlands.

Since September, there has been an increase in reported laser attacks on aircraft flying to and from Birmingham airport.

Incidents have occurred on flights landing between 6pm and 7am. They are believed to be coming from Solihull and Coventry and as far away as Wolverhampton.

Lasers being shone at aircraft is serious and can be very dangerous. It is a criminal offence to shine a laser at an aircraft and offences will be investigated.

Inspector Colin Gallier from BHX 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.”

The Police investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information on these laser attacks are encouraged to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting log number 4488 of 9 November.

Information can also be given to the Independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember: Callers are only required to tell Crimestoppers what they know, not who they are.