23rd Apr, 2019

Appeal for film footage following firework incidents in Alcester

Correspondent 30th Oct, 2018

POLICE are appealing for any CCTV or film footage following a series of incidents involving fireworks in Alcester.

In one incident, which has been classified as attempted arson, a lit firework was pushed through the letterbox of a property in Henley Court, Henley Street last Monday, October 22.

In a second, the following day at 2.30am, someone in a car in the Ten Acres area was seen letting off fireworks aimed at pedestrians.

Elsewhere rockets were let off on the Conway Estate possibly aimed at house on Saturday, October 27.

A Police spokesperson said: “We have had a number of incidents reported to us involving fireworks being used in an anti-social manner.

“If you have any CCTV showing anyone using these fireworks / rockets, please let the team know.

“We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun-filled Bonfire Night and are joining with our colleagues at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in urging people to stay safe and attend organised events.”

Police say it is an offence to sell fireworks to any person under the age of 18 or for any person under 18 to possess a firework.

It is an offence to throw or fire a firework in or into any highway, street or public place and to make a bonfire or discharge a firework in a street to the annoyance or danger of residents or passers-by.

•Breaking the law can result in a maximum penalty of £5000 and/or prison sentence. and police can also deal with offences with a Penalty Notice for Disorder (£80).

Ring 101 if you can help officers.

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