A schoolboy has been charged after a laser pen was shone at a police helicopter in Lanarkshire.
Officers confirmed the 13-year-old had been charged after the helicopter was targeted by the handheld device at around 8.15pm on Saturday, April 1.
No one was injured as a result of the incident.
A statement issued by the force warned people to refrain from the “dangerous activity”.
“A 13-year-old boy has been charged after a laser pen was shone at the Police Scotland helicopter, around 8.15pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023,” a police spokesperson said.
“Thankfully these actions did not result in anyone coming to harm however, the dangers of these actions on pilots are obvious and are robustly investigated on every occasion.
“We would like to remind people to please refrain from this dangerous activity.”