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Police urge young people to be responsible with fireworks

Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police Photo: PA

Cumbria Police are urging young people to be responsible with fireworks following a number of reports from residents in Wigton where fireworks have been set off in the streets.

Over the past fortnight, young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been setting off fireworks in High Street, King Street and Water Street car park.

Police believe the incidents are related to a minority of local young people and are seriously concerned for the safety of those involved and of local residents.

The local community team will be working with local businesses that sell fireworks to avoid them falling into the hands of underage people.

We are also in continuous engagement with local youngsters and will be advising them of the dangers they are putting themselves, and others, in by the antisocial misuse of fireworks.

I’d also appeal to parents and guardians to ensure that they know what their children are doing, especially if they know they are using fireworks. Please help us to keep them safe.

In the wrong hands fireworks can cause serious injury or damage.”

– Sergeant Gill Atkinson, Cumbria Police.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.