South Yorkshire Police receive nearly 600 firework complaints in one month

Nearly 600 complaints about fireworks being set off and misused in the run up to Bonfire Night have been received by South Yorkshire Police in one month.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 30th October 2020, 2:21 pm

The force has logged 589 reports in October so far, with youths accused of throwing fireworks at cars, properties and each other.

South Yorkshire Police said: “This is incredibly dangerous and frightening for victims. Please speak to your children ahead of Bonfire Night.”

Chief Superintendent Sarah Poolman, of South Yorkshire Police, added: “Fireworks are dangerous, they pose a risk to people’s safety and their property, as well as causing distress to many people living nearby.

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Nearly 600 complaints about fireworks being set off and misused in the run up to Bonfire Night have been received by South Yorkshire Police

“We know Halloween and Bonfire Night will be different this year for everyone, but anti-social use of fireworks is incredibly dangerous and frightening for victims and witnesses.

“We are taking a zero-tolerance approach to this and I urge parents to support us in relaying this message.”

Call 101 to report those involved.