Police watch for illegal bonfires

Northumbria Police are on the lookout for illegal bonfires in the run-up to Bonfire Night. It comes after police issued a warning about how unsafe bonfires can be a threat to businesses, homes and vehicles.

Officers will be out on patrol ahead of Bonfire Night and watching out for unauthorised bonfires taking place on land without permission. People are being encouraged to go to bonfires at organised displays instead of having their own.