Originally Posted by DJL
Flares aren't covered by the Fireworks Act at they aren't "intended as a form of entertainment" or covered under the BS standards for fireworks.
Its illegal to take flares to sports events under the Public Order Act - “controlled article or substance....and in particular it includes
That is prob because some poor bloke was killed at I think a Rugby match when some idiot in the crowd fired a red parachute flare. The idiot obviously didn't intend to kill some - he was just that - an idiot.
The flare hit the man in the chest and blew a dinner plate sized hole right through him.
Of course the media and politicians were calling for flares to be banned - until they realised they may just be needed. So they ended up banning small mulit launch flares as used by windsurfers etc. A bit ironic as they wouldn't have had the power to travel right across the stadium in the 1st place!!!