Police and Trading Standards seize illegally-held fireworks

A joint operation carried out between the City of Edinburgh Council’s Trading Standards service and Police Scotland has seen £1500 of illegally-stored fireworks seized.

The operation focused on the Niddrie area of Edinburgh, resulting in the seizure of fireworks from an address by Trading Standards officers on Monday (16 October).

Anyone selling fireworks must be registered with the Council to ensure their safe storage.

Environment spokesperson, Councillor Karen Doran, said: “Our close work with Police Scotland has once again proven successful, this time enabling us to seize fireworks which could otherwise have put the community’s safety at risk. This is particularly pertinent at this time of year, when the sale and purchase of fireworks is more common. 

“Anyone planning to supply fireworks must be registered with the Council, ensuring that strict rules around their storage and supply to the public are followed.”

Community Sergeant Gordon Duff said: "This was another example of joint working in the North East of Edinburgh. We are aware that in the wrong hands fireworks can be dangerous and their anti-social use can cause disruption for local residents. We are therefore focussed on dealing robustly with anyone selling or storing fireworks illegally".

Find out more about Trading Standards on the Council website.
 

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