Calls for urgent action to prevent use of illegal fireworks in Derry

An East Derry MLA is calling for action to prevent the use of illegal fireworks in Limavady, saying that lives are being made a living hell for families with young children, and those who are profiting from selling these illegal and highly dangerous items need to be reported to the police and the local council.

John Dallat says while Halloween is still five weeks away, there are already reports of fireworks being thrown at houses up to 2.00 am in the morning.

Mr Dallat says he has received some information which may lead to the identity of people throwing fireworks from cars, and has passed this information onto the police.

He says the problem in Limavady this year is particularly serious: