UK ministers consider licensing laser pointers in bid to reduce attacks

Pilots voice concern over potential ‘crashes and loss of life’ after over 1,200 laser attacks on planes at UK airports last year

Sales of laser pointers could be licensed in a bid to protect pilots and train drivers from attacks that could cause fatal crashes.

Ministers are considering tough new measures to stop the rogue use of laser pointers.

Related: Pilots’ union calls for laser pointers to be classed as offensive weapons

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