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Police warning as fireworks seized in Omagh

POLICE have spoken to parents and a school in Omagh following the seizure of fireworks from youths in the town.

A haul of fireworks was seized from a group of young people at the playing fields near Coolnagard last week.

The seizure came following increased patrols following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

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As a result the details of the young people involved were noted and their parents contacted.

A police spokesperson said, “We’ve carried out a number of patrols across Omagh in response to reports of anti-social behaviour over recent weeks and will continue to do so. As well as ensuring the good people of Coolnagard got a decent night’s sleep we recorded details from everyone involved. We have since spoken to five sets of parents and been in touch with the school as well.

“Most categories of fireworks are controlled – you need a licence to possess, buy or sell them – and all are dangerous. What might seem like a bit of harmless fun could result in you or a friend losing a finger or an eye.

“Reputable dealers will not sell fireworks to unlicensed buyers or children. We can (and do) inspect dealers’ premises and check their records.”

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