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Police crackdown on laser pointers after 'dozens' were directed at helicopters and planes in recent weeks In recent weeks 'dozens' of laser pointers pointed in direction of PolAir officers Frustrated police are keen for the behaviour to stop, can be life-threatening Man from Sydney's west charged with intent to prejudice the safety of an aircraft

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:49 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 05:49 BST, 5 May 2021

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Police are cracking down on laser pointers after 'dozens' have been directed at helicopters and planes in recent weeks.

Frustrated officers in Sydney have called for the dangerous behaviour to end immediately, with the safety of pilots and crew potentially jeopardised.  

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Police Force Aviation Command and PolAir confirmed laser pointers have been aimed at aircraft.

Police aircraft monitoring the Pendle Hill area in Sydney's west last month observed a laser being pointed directly at a helicopter on April 21.

Police are cracking down on laser pointers (pictured) after 'dozens' have been directed at helicopters and planes in recent weeks in Sydney

Police are cracking down on laser pointers (pictured) after 'dozens' have been directed at helicopters and planes in recent weeks in Sydney

A man from Sydney's west was charged with doing an act (pictured) with the intent to prejudice the safety of an aircraft last month after pointing a laser directly at a helicopter

A man from Sydney's west was charged with doing an act (pictured) with the intent to prejudice the safety of an aircraft last month after pointing a laser

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