CHESHIRE Police have issued a warning about the dangers of laser pens after a plane was targeted near Liverpool John Lennon airport.

The incident was reported on January 6 when a laser light was directed at a passing aircraft on its descent into the Airport.

The shining of a laser light can have very serious consequences, endangering the crew, aircraft passengers, and the public.

Cheshire Police and airport authorities are keen to trace anyone involved in these incidents.

Sergeant Karen Brook said: "Such irresponsible and idiotic behaviour can have potentially serious consequences for airline passengers and crew.

"Similar cases have been successfully prosecuted and those found guilty of participating in such behaviour are liable to a term of imprisonment.”

Anyone with any information on the latest incident is urged to come forward and contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML288306.

Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.