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Bonfire Night crime

Police and fire service combat the traditional rise in criminal damage, misuse of fireworks and illegal bonfires.

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Anti-social behaviour crack down on Bonfire Night

Anti-social behaviour crack down on Bonfire Night Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has backed an annual initiative to cut dark night disorder.

The Darker Nights campaign, which is being led by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, will target the rise in anti-social behaviour around Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: "While others celebrate Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night, these occasions can cause distress and fear among the most vulnerable in our communities.

"I hope events pass peacefully with this initiative ensuring crime and disorder is stopped before it starts."

Station Manager Ian Cuskin, Tyne and Wear Fire Service, said: “The run-up to Bonfire Night is one of our busiest periods.

"We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time. The best way of doing this is by attending a professionally organised display and to report any unauthorised bonfires.”

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