Drivers forced to pull over to avoid crashing in laser pen attacks

The incidents have taken place within the Queens Drive and King George V Park areas of Stranraer.

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Laser: Officers are appealing for information.

Police have launched an investigation into a string of laser pen attacks after a number of drivers have been forced to pull over to avoid crashing.

The incidents have taken place within the Queens Drive and King George V Park areas of Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, between 10pm on January 4 and 6.50pm on January 10.

Investigating officers said a green-coloured laser pen was shone into the drivers’ eyes.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “This has caused drivers to have to pull their vehicles to the side of the road to avoid collision due to temporary vision loss from the laser.”

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If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.