Man suffered blurred vision and pain after having laser shone in his eyes at HS2 site in Wendover

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which is being treated as grievous bodily harm.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:56 pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of grievous bodily harm which took place in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.

At 2.15pm on Wednesday (5/5) a man aged in his 50s was stood by the side of a HGV in Jones Barn Farm Hill, at a HS2 construction site in Wendover, when it is believed a green laser was shone towards him.

He turned towards the light source, which then went into both of his eyes, causing his vision to be impaired and prevented him from working. His eyesight remained impaired and blurred for 15 minutes, and he has since suffered pain in his eyes.

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The victim has received hospital treatment since.

Two other people in the area also noted that they had a laser shone towards them, however they did not sustain any blurred vision or injury.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “This incident was a dangerous act, which resulted in a man aged in his 50s sustaining blurred vision and also pain in his eyes.

“We would ask that anyone in the area at this time who may have information on this to come forward and make a report to police, by calling 101 and quoting 43210192922. You can also make a report online, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, for 100% anonymity.”