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Old 20 October 2007, 14:30   #1
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Kids using fireworks as weapons

We've got a big problem here with kids (14-16 yr olds) getting hold of fireworks and using them like weapons. In the last week they've been fired along the road behind my house like RPGs (these are the £5-£6 a time rockets!) at head height, and yesterday they were throwing airbombs the size of coke cans at cars going across a bridge.

I know who they are and where they're getting them from (I suggested to the guy that if there was any damage to anything that he'd be paying in kind if he sold them any more), but the police don't give a damn and won't even come out. What can I do?
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Old 20 October 2007, 14:43   #2
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Get a shotgun and shoot the little buggers. Where I live the police would consider this act as life threating and therfore you would be in the clear.
Sorry to hear about this problem.
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Bloody nightmare. I hate fireworks. Well, to be perfectly honest, I like a good firework display but I don't think they should be sold to Joe Public any more.

I said to a friend the other day, I reckon this firework night period is going to be bedlam.

I can't think of anything to suggest apart from a high powered hose.
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What about one of these?

Expensive option but I'd just leave it up all. Might get one thinking of it.
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Consider videoing it and then show it to the Police.

I know they seem pretty useless nowadays but a video is something you can back your story up with.

You could also speak to your local MP or councillor. See if they can get the Police to take the matter seriously.

Like most people I'm dreading this years Firework night. Its about time they were banned for general sale.
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I can't even get the police to attend!
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What about one of these?

Expensive option but I'd just leave it up all. Might get one thinking of it.
They don't work. They rely on the teenagers in question not having damaged their hearing considerably with too much loud music. There's one up in the Brunel Centre here and the kids still congregate near it-though annoyingly Sixy can hear it and can't stay in its vicinity.
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Tell the Council about the guy selling the fireworks.
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Tell the Council about the guy selling the fireworks.

Already have. Trading standards have been informed via the council.

I agree-it's time they were banned from general sale-or at least banned from general sale in built up areas where the kids do things like this.
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