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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

'Police Helicopter Shot At' During Riots in Birmingham

A jury has been shown the moment a police helicopter was allegedly fired at from the ground during last summers riots in Birmingham.

The prosecution claims that black and white footage filmed from the West Midlands force's helicopter showed one defendant, Tyrone Laidley, from the Nechells area of the city, holding a firearm up in the air.

"We say it was fired," said Andrew Lockhart QC, "as you can see the muzzle flash from the weapon."

Mr Laidley, five other men and two youths are accused of riot, violent disorder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and reckless arson. Read More