FIREWORKS are being ‘thrown at people’ in the Oasis Plaza, and ‘set off around the town’, according to local police.
As such, Omagh officers are now set to ‘step up’ their visual and plain clothes patrols in the town in a bid to clamp down on the dangerous acts of anti-social behaviour, mainly involving youths.
Issuing a hard-hitting warning on the about the dangers of playing with fireworks, a police officer, said, “October has only started and already we are having issues with fireworks being set off around the town and even being thrown at people, specifically in the vicinity of the Oasis plaza.
“We have already seized some, and the offender will now have to face the repercussions.
“For those thinking of bringing fireworks into town or buying them anywhere without a licence and setting them off, we’re going to play hardball with you.
“Get caught, you will likely be arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offences, leading to a criminal record.”
Addressing parents, the officer added, “Parents, please ensure you speak with your kids about the dangers of using fireworks: You don’t want to have a call from us stating your son/daughter has been arrested for setting fireworks off or even worse, a call from hospital stating your son/daughter no longer has the use of both hands.”