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Police warning over green lasers

By Angie Brown
BBC Scotland news website, Edinburgh and East reporter

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BMI is the latest company to have one of its aircraft hit by a green laser

Police have issued a warning to people who shine green lasers at aircraft landing in Edinburgh after the seventh incident in recent months.

A BMI airbus was landing at Edinburgh Airport on Saturday at 1945 GMT when the laser was beamed into its cockpit.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "Shining a laser into the cockpit is not only irresponsible, but dangerous.

"Anyone found to be responsible will be reported to the procurator fiscal."

The plane, from Heathrow, was passing over the city's Straiton area at 4,000ft when the incident happened.

It is thought the laser was shone from the city's Loanhead area.

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