Arrests after laser pen shone into eyes of police officer driving on Seaview Road

Police have arrested two 18-year-old men after a laser pen was reportedly shone into the face of a police officer on patrol in Wirral.

At around 10.50pm on Friday, 14 June, two officers were on patrol in a marked police car driving along Seaview Road in Wallasey when they became aware of a green laser being shone into the car.

The laser hit the face of one of the officers causing him to temporarily lose vision in one eye. The officer was taken to hospital to receive medical attention and later released.

Two males were located on Ormond Street and both were arrested on suspicion of s18 wounding with intent.

They have both been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Kevin Chatterton said, “Laser pens are not toys and it is vital that people understand the risks they pose.

“Thankfully in this instance, the officer was not left with any permanent injury but the consequences could clearly have been a lot more serious.

“I would encourage parents to not purchase lasers for their children and for anyone who knows of anyone using them in a dangerous or antisocial manner to report it to police.”

Anyone with information about such offences is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 999 if a crime is in progress, via @MerPolCC or 101, or anonymously via on 0800 555 111.

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