Police warn children not to shine laser pens into people's eyes

Children are shining laser pens into people’s eyes.

Police told youngsters in Haywards Heath not to do this.

They sent an email reminder around stating: “Police have received reports of children shining laser pens in passers-bys’ eyes.

“This can be very dangerous and is a serious offence.

“It is not an offence to own a laser pen but if you are using it or intending to use it to shine in people’s eyes you would be committing an offence.”

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10:42am Sat 11 Jan 14

Gribbet says...

If only this article could have just stopped after the second sentence, would have been perfect. Less is more.
If only this article could have just stopped after the second sentence, would have been perfect. Less is more. Gribbet

12:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Where are they getting the money from to buy them? So many kids are brought up nowadays without being told to respect others and to be caring. This is why society is failing, that and our corrupt government.
Where are they getting the money from to buy them? So many kids are brought up nowadays without being told to respect others and to be caring. This is why society is failing, that and our corrupt government. getThisCoalitionOut

12:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Caute3 says...

If the paper informed one what these laser pens are used for (I can only relate them to PowerPoint presentations) and what damage they do to the eye, it would be far more instructive. If laser pens are at all dangerous, why are they being sold?
If the paper informed one what these laser pens are used for (I can only relate them to PowerPoint presentations) and what damage they do to the eye, it would be far more instructive. If laser pens are at all dangerous, why are they being sold? Caute3

1:24pm Sat 11 Jan 14

qm says...

Lasers are dangerous and should not be in the possession of children or any irresponsible person. There are versions that are sold in pet shops and I wonder how many pets are suffering from an invisible injury due sometimes to ignorance and sometimes to just plain vile wickedness!
Lasers are dangerous and should not be in the possession of children or any irresponsible person. There are versions that are sold in pet shops and I wonder how many pets are suffering from an invisible injury due sometimes to ignorance and sometimes to just plain vile wickedness! qm

5:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

brightonian57 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Where are they getting the money from to buy them? So many kids are brought up nowadays without being told to respect others and to be caring. This is why society is failing, that and our corrupt government.
They only cost about a fiver, most kids get more than that pocket money
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Where are they getting the money from to buy them? So many kids are brought up nowadays without being told to respect others and to be caring. This is why society is failing, that and our corrupt government.[/p][/quote]They only cost about a fiver, most kids get more than that pocket money brightonian57

3:55am Sun 12 Jan 14

jimpy762 says...

Could the journalist responsible please attempt to make this article appear to have been written by an adult.
Could the journalist responsible please attempt to make this article appear to have been written by an adult. jimpy762

8:50am Sun 12 Jan 14

Morpheus says...

Perhaps they start by using the flash on mobile phones to cause a temporary problem and then want more excitement from a laser pen. That seems to be the way everything goes these days.
Perhaps they start by using the flash on mobile phones to cause a temporary problem and then want more excitement from a laser pen. That seems to be the way everything goes these days. Morpheus

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