Martock man arrested
Police have arrested a 51-year-old man in Martock. The arrest followed complaints from pilots operating out of airfields including Bristol Airport and RNAS Yeovilton. When flying over Martock they had been targeted with a laser directed at their aircraft.
On Sunday evening (14 August) a laser was shone into the cockpit of a commercial airline. The plane was flying into Bristol. Police officers deployed to Martock to see if they could identify the offender. They soon witnessed a separate incident of a laser being directed at a plane from an address in the village. They arrested a man on suspicion of shining/ directing a laser beam towards an aircraft.
He has since been released under investigation and Police enquiries are ongoing.