Shops warned about fireworks sales

Fireworks test purchasing on 5 October 2010 at Botterills/Spar, West Craigs, Hamilton
Fireworks test purchasing on 5 October 2010 at Botterills/Spar, West Craigs, Hamilton
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FIREWORKS go on sale this week in the run-up to November 5.

More than 70 shops in South Lanarkshire will be selling them – and Trading Standards Officers are warning local shopkeepers that they will be conducting covert test purchases to ensure traders refuse to sell to under-18s.

The test purchasing exercise is designed to make sure that children cannot buy fireworks while ensuring consumer safety and tackling anti-social behaviour.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of the latest Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.