Stolen giant fireworks could kill, warns Staffordshire Police


Staffordshire Police have issued an ‘urgent’ safety warning after powerful fireworks were stolen from Clough Hall Park in Kidsgrove.

The fireworks, which measure around a foot and a half each, have the potential to kill or cause serious injury, police warned on social media during Bonfire Night tonight.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “They are so powerful they can’t be lit directly by a person, could cause serious injury or kill.

“They are described as large tubes which are a foot and a half long.”

Three teenagers were seen leaving the area the fireworks were being stored at around 7.10pm tonight (November 5).

Officers discovered a number of them at the entrance to the park, but are concerned about remaining missing ones.

Staffordshire Police told StaffsLive the fireworks are intended for large displays which “can only be lit by an electric probe”.

They added: “We do not know the motivation for [them]taking them, but are keen to warn whoever has them not to try to light them.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 727 of 5 November.


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