Police issue appeal to parents after anti-social teens let off fireworks and bangers in Ballyclare

Police are continuing to respond to incidents of anti-social behaviour in the Ballyclare area, which includes, in recent times, letting off fireworks and bangers.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 9:42 am

A PSNI spokesperson said: “It is important to remember fireworks are made from explosive material and if misused, can cause serious and life changing injuries.

“The law clearly states that fireworks - except indoor fireworks and sparklers - must be bought from reputable, licensed dealers who are required to keep sales records.

“It is illegal to possess, sell, handle or use fireworks if you do not have a licence and you can be fined up to £5000 for breaking the law.


“We are appealing to young people to think about the impact their actions may have. Do you want to end up injured or even killing someone? Do you want a criminal record, which could damage opportunities to travel, study or get the job you want?

“We continue to appeal to parents and guardians to speak with young people to know where they are going and who they are with.”


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