Hundreds of fireworks seized in Rathcoole

Fireworks recovered by police in Newtownabbey.
Fireworks recovered by police in Newtownabbey.

Police seized a large quantity of fireworks in Newtownabbey this morning.

Acting on public concerns regarding fireworks use and related anti-social behaviour, the Newtownabbey Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a proactive search operation at a house in the Rathcoole area.

Hundreds of fireworks were found along with a large number of cigarettes and sums of cash.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

In Northern Ireland, a licence is required to purchase, possess and use certain categories of fireworks.