A MAN has been charged after a green laser was shone at a police helicopter, said officers.

Police said the laser was shone from the Hollow Hill Lane area of Iver at about 5.50pm yesterday, before the helicopter crew directed officers on the ground to the area, where an arrest was made.

A 29-year-old man from Hatfield has been charged with directing or shining a light at an aircraft on flight, so as to dazzle or distract the pilot.

The man was released on unconditional bail until December 12.