A MAN has been charged after a light was shone at a police helicopter during the search for a missing person.
Nicholas Hawkins, 53, of Heathfield Road in Bembridge is due to appear at Isle of Wight Magistrates Court tomorrow.
He has been charged directing or shining a light at an aircraft in flight so as to dazzle or distract the pilot.
It follows a search for a missing person on Tuesday, March 26 in the Brading area. The person was located safe and well at Yaverland beach at 10.10pm.
During this search a light source was shone at the police helicopter.
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