Public urged to remember the dangers of bonfire night

Police reminder of new legislation covering the use of fireworks.
Police reminder of new legislation covering the use of fireworks.

POLICE ARE URGING people in Moray to make their job and that of all emergency services a bit easier on November 5.

They are reminding people ahead of the Firework festivities that in recent years new legislation has come into force aimed at helping to ensure safer use of fireworks – and are keen to ensure that the public are fully aware of the legislation changes.

Chief Inspector Wallace said: “Adults should be aware and make their children aware that it is an offence to supply a firework, either for payment or given freely, to any person under the age of 18.

“Furthermore, it is an offence for any persons under the age of 18 to be in possession of a firework in a public place.

“It is important to realise that not everyone is a fan of fireworks and their use should not encroach on anyone else’s quality of life. Please be aware of the legislation, follow the instructions on the box, do not misuse fireworks and be mindful of the safety of others, in particular young children and animals.

“Along with our community safety partners in all three local authority areas, we in North East Division are committed to keeping our communities safe and while we want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe night – so we would also ask residents across the North East to demonstrate consideration for others.”