22 Jul 2013

Laser suspect to appear in court

7:56 am on 22 July 2013

A man accused of directing a laser pointer at a police helicopter as it flew over southwest Sydney will appear in court next month.

Police said the helicopter was on patrol when a laser pointer was shone at the crew from a property in Greenacre at about 8.30pm (AEST) on 20 July.

The chopper crew alerted Bankstown Police.

AAP reports a search warrant was executed at the address and a man was arrested.

He was later charged with doing an act to threaten the safety of an aircraft and people and will appear before Bankstown Local Court on 21 August.