Man charged after light shone at police helicopter during missing person search on Isle of Wight

A MAN has been charged after a light was shone at a police helicopter during the search for a missing person.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th June 2019, 12:36 pm
The man is due in court tomorrow

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.

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The man is due in court tomorrow

During this search a light source was shone at the police helicopter.

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