Originally Posted by Poly
But they might be better explaining why it's a bad idea than making up laws that nobody believes will be enforced.
So I don't believe in MOST cases a legal case would be pursued as u think 'words of advice' would be offered first. Even the fishing boat I think had previously had words of advice if not mistaken.
BUT there could be cases where those laws would be applied without 'words of advice'. Some cases I can think of would include:
- taking them to a mass gathering where the presence of explosives might upset the anti-terror guys. (Suspect if you don't give them lip you might get some words of advice, but do wonder if those words are in the street or a police interview room)
- if you cause injury with them
- if you cause a fire.
So there has been two high profile incidents involving firework type incidents in the last few years that vaguely fall into this criteria where the consequence was probably hard to see as 'likely'. The rugby club fireworks where smoke drifted over the motorway and there was a pile up. That went to court and not guilty I think. The fire caused by a Chinese Lantern. Don't think the person who lit it was ever found. Think the public would have been sympathetic that it was accidental. But if someone caused that with a flare would they have been or would they have said this was predictable and they deserve what they get...