Police have launched an investigation after lasers were shone at aircraft landing at a busy airport.

Officers said the ­"dangerous, reckless" practice could have distracted pilots and they are searching for those responsible.

Laser lights were beamed on to nine planes descending into Glasgow airport between 6pm and 10pm on Monday night. In some cases, the lasers were shone into the eyes of the pilots.

It is believed the lights came from the Duntocher, Drumchapel or Knightswood areas.

Inspector Bob Smith said: ""All these planes were carrying passengers. Thankfully this time no-one came to any harm but doing this is extremely dangerous, not to mention stupid and reckless."