Residents advised to attend organised fireworks displays

Police in Northumberland are carrying out extra patrols in the run-up to Bonfire Night.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 18:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:24 pm
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Neighbourhood officers are targeting areas where in previous years there have been reported incidents of fireworks related crime or anti-social behaviour.

Residents are also being advised by Northumbria Police to go along to an organised display.

The annual bonfire and fireworks display at Morpeth Rugby Club is taking place on Sunday. Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6pm.

Admission is £5 for adults and £3 for under 12s.

A charity fireworks event is being held at Higham Lakes Trout Fishery in Higham Dykes, near Ponteland, on Saturday.

Gates open at 4pm, the bonfire will be lit at 5.15pm, the fire performer’s show starts at 5.45pm and fireworks will begin at 6pm.

It is £5 entry for adults and £2.50 for children (four to 16 years) – children under four go free. All proceeds will go to Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.

Kirkley Hall is also hosting a display on Saturday.

Gates open at 3pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6pm and fireworks will start at 6.30pm. Admission is £3 per person.

Northumbria Police officers are also visiting fireworks retailers to remind them of their responsibilities and the consequences of selling fireworks to anyone under 18.