Fireworks enforcers send their message
Emergency services are urging people in Edinburgh to enjoy fireworks responsibly this year.
Police will be working with the fire and rescue service to highlight the dangers associated with the illegal use of fireworks.
In the run up to the November 5 events, police and Trading Standards officers will be visiting retailers to remind them of the fireworks laws.
Fire safety talks will be given at schools across the city, and joint patrols will be carried out to dismantle any potentially dangerous bonfires.
Chief Inspector Andy McLaughlin, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: “Young people should look forward to bonfire night. Although it is an exciting time, the risks involved in playing with fireworks should always be remembered.”
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