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Appeal after laser pointer incident - Williamtown, Port Stephens

Monday, 10 July 2017 04:16:58 PM

Police are calling for information after a laser pointer was allegedly directed at an aircraft yesterday.

About 6.20pm (Sunday 9 July 2017), a flight from the Gold Coast was approaching Williamtown Airport, when they were hit with the beam of a laser pointer.

The flight was not affected during the incident.

Officers attached to Port Stephens Local Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries.

Anyone with information, or anyone that saw something suspicious relating to the incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.