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Call To Restrict Fireworks Sale

Firework sales should be more strictly regulated after incidents of fireworks being thrown at officers.

On Bonfire Night in Halifax, lit fireworks were launched at police and families with young children.

There were similar incidents nationally, including one in Manchester where a firework hit a police officer in the head and left him with life-changing injuries to his ear.

West Yorkshire Police Federation Chairman Brian Booth said: “This has been going on for far too many years.

“My colleagues are targeted every year by moronic thugs who have no care whether they seriously injure our emergency workers. There needs to be a detailed review of the fireworks laws.

“There certainly need to be further regulations around the sale of fireworks and who can buy them.”

Brian said there should be specific offences for sale or possession of fireworks without a licence. He said: “There is so much that needs to be done, but it needs to be done quickly. Enough is enough.”

Date posted: December 3, 2020

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