A BECKENHAM man who shone a laser pen at a police helicopter was not charged after he apologised.

The 26-year-old was arrested at 10.14pm on September 2 after aiming the beam at the aircraft, from Birkbeck Road, Bromley.

He was taken to Bromley police station where he admitted the offence and said sorry.

Officers spoke to him about the dangers of his action and no further action was taken against him.

The laser pen was surrendered to the police to be destroyed.