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Old 10 January 2004, 14:35   #11
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wow boys my job has nothing to do with it so dont throw that one at me. When you have to resort to that kind of reply I know I am right. Sad or wot. Lighten up and have some fun in your lives. Dont worry John B If I ever get into trouble I wont ask for help from you
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Old 10 January 2004, 14:43   #12
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Your missing the point.

What we are saying is other people will think its ok to let off flares, if they see others letting them off for non distress reasons.

Like dialling 999 flares are there for a reason - distress
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Old 10 January 2004, 14:56   #13
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Sorry Jono I dont think I am "missing the point" at all. The whole idea of this forum is to give our opinions or at least I thought it was. I have never heard of people dialling 999 to celebrate an occasion or a win?
I dont expect people to agree with me but I would never resort to the tone of the previous two replies in order to try and win an argument.
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Old 10 January 2004, 15:02   #14
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A chap in Kent has recently been successfully prosecuted by the CG for firing flares at a party.

He apparently rang the ops room to ask permission and gave his details and address. When he was told he couldn't fire them unless in a distress situation at sea, he retorted that he was going to fire them anyway (the conversation was recorded).

Upon firing them at his party, it generated a couple of 999 calls from concerned persons.

He was then issued with a summons to appear at court by CG.

At his court case he admitted the offence, under I think the misuse of explosives act, or some firearms offences - will check up on that and correct where appropriate.

It looks as if some areas will prosecute, whilst others will not.

Its a pity because a lot of our calls in this area are flare sightings, esp in winter.
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Old 10 January 2004, 15:03   #15
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I must admit when i first read this thread i thought 'what harm is there ' but then thinking about it more and noting the remark about the morons 6 miles out doing it i changed my mind; safety is a serious business and should not be compromised.
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Old 10 January 2004, 15:07   #16
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Hit The Nail On The head

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I have never heard of people dialling 999 to celebrate an occasion or a win?
That because its stupid. Like using any form of distress signal to celebrate a win.

The Point that you are Missing:

My concern is not the actual use of the flare in this situation, as it is clear that it is not a real distress situation. My worry is the x thousand people watching the event that may see it as an approval that there is nothing wrong with letting off distress flares.

Please dont take my post to be 'out of tone' i'm not trying to win any arguent because there is no argument to be won.

As you said just putting my point of view forward
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All,

Thanks for your opinions (including Noddy).

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Apologies if I caused any offence with my response.
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Dont suppose the x thousands of people watching a celebration or similar would know the difference(or care) between a flare and a firework. Anyway I am going to take my tongue out of my cheek now and let you guys get on with it, happy in the knowledge that I stimulated further discussion on the subject. Unhappy though, that It doesnt seem to be the "done thing" on here to have an opinion which differs to others without having a cheap swipe taken at you.
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Old 10 January 2004, 15:33   #19
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. Unhappy though, that It doesnt seem to be the "done thing" on here to have an opinion which differs to others without having a cheap swipe taken at you.
Everyones entitled to an opinion and you was the one with the cheap swipe when you said we needed to "get a life" !!!!!!!!

May be you should think about your insults on other peoples opinions before posting.
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Interesting to see a police officer suggesting that people pick and choose which laws they comply with
He's probably from the Serious Crime Squad where everthing you say will be written down in pencil, erased, altered beyond all recognition and used in evidence against you. Personally, I prefer the middle east custom of blasting off with an AK47 to celebrate.

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