Fireworks discovered by police during searches in Portadown and Craigavon amid rise in calls regarding anti-social behaviour at Halloween

With increased reports of anti-social behaviour using fireworks, the PSNI has carried out searches and issued a warning that they will be conducting patrols throughout Halloween.
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Police in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon said: “Officers from Portadown and Brownlow Neighbourhood Policing Teams carried out a search on Monday and located a quantity of fireworks. Enquiries are continuing.”

Meanwhile police said: “Halloween should be a safe and enjoyable time for everyone; however, we often see an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour at this time of year.

"Most people are responsible, but we need to be considerate of others. Remember, what might seem like harmless fun to some, may actually feel like anti-social behaviour to others.

Police find fireworks during searches in the Portadown and Craigavon areas.Police find fireworks during searches in the Portadown and Craigavon areas.
Police find fireworks during searches in the Portadown and Craigavon areas.

"Our officers will conducting patrols to ensure everyone is enjoying their Halloween safely. If you have any concerns about antisocial behaviour happening in your community, you can contact us online at https://orlo.uk/1tv8n, call 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.”