Police highlight fireworks dangers to Carrick schools

Police officers have been visiting schools in Carrick to highlight the dangers of drugs and fireworks.

Thursday, 18th October 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 18th October 2018, 11:50 am

Police say that fireworks, drugs and bullying are all “current issues” in Carrickfergus.

PSNI Carrickfergus has already warned against the use of illegal fireworks following “multiple complaints of youth-related anti-social behaviour”.

At the weekend, a number of people were spoken to, searched and a number of fireworks were recovered.

Residents in Carrick’s Woodburn estate have been complaining of fireworks being set off on a nightly basis.

A spokesperson for PSNI Carrickfergus told pupils: “The message being delivered is simple. Bullying is wrong on every level. Drugs can ruin your prospects, travel plans and your life. Fireworks require a licence for a reason. They can damage property and people.

“By the age of ten, you are criminally responsible for your actions, think about that.”