Incident near Ripon led to police employee being rushed to hospital

One driver's actions in shining a laser pen at a North Yorkshire Police safety camera van near Dishforth Airfield, has led to the camera operator being taken to hospital for treatment.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:03 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:04 pm

The incident happened on January 31 on the A168 just after 11am, and North Yorkshire Police have issued a statement confirming the details of what happened.

A spokesperson said: "A motorist shone a laser pen from their moving vehicle at a North Yorkshire Police safety camera van. The camera operator in the van was injured in the incident and subsequently had to attend James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.

"The police are appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident. In particular, they would like to speak to any occupants of vehicles who may have seen the laser pen light from their vehicles when they were travelling either north or southbound on the A168 at that time."

One driver's actions in shining a laser pen at a North Yorkshire Police safety camera van near Dishforth Airfield, has led to the camera operator being taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Andy Forth on 101, or email [email protected]