Police warning ahead of Bonfire Night

Fireworks warning...from police in Clydesdale
Fireworks warning...from police in Clydesdale

As Bonfire Night approaches, police in Clydesdale are urging the public to act responsibly following a number of reports relating to firework offences.

Police have received reports from members of the public in connection with anti-social behaviour and the misuse of fireworks.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “As always we will be taking a tough stance in relation to fireworks and those found in possession of these items. If they are underage or deemed to be using them in an anti-social manner, they will be dealt with appropriately.

“Police now have the power to search, and in certain circumstances arrest, without warrant, any person under 18 they believe may be in possession of a firework.

“There are also powers of arrest in relation to the inappropriate use of fireworks by someone over 18. Reckless discharge of explosives can cause public distress, serious injury or death.”

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops tomorrow.