Fireworks threat to livestock, MLA

Robin Swann
Robin Swann

Local MLA Robin Swann is calling on the community to help stamp out the threat to livestock from “young, irresponsible thugs throwing fireworks at farm animals during the Halloween period”.

The Assemblyman says: “The entire community, both urban and rural, needs to remain on alert because of the threat from fireworks in the countryside.

“With Hallowe’en approaching, there still unfortunately remains the threat from large volumes of often illegal fireworks in the countryside. These illegal fireworks, and especially the loud banger types, still pose a considerable threat to farm livestock.

“I have welcomed a past seizure by the police in Ballymena of an amount of illegal fireworks which could have caused injury not just to others but also to the users,” said Mr Swann who appealed for anyone with information to contact police.