A MOBILE speed camera operator was injured after a laser pen was aimed at him by a motorist, police have revealed.

North Yorkshire police say the mobile safety camera operator was in their van on the A168 near Dishforth airfield at 11.05am on Friday January 31 when the incident happened.

A spokesman said a motorist shone a laser pen from their moving vehicle at the van operator who was injured and later had to attend James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.

Police have appealed for information from anyone who may know more about the incident or who may have witnessed it.

TC Andy Forth added: “We would particularly 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,” Quote reference12200017797