Give police powers to stop, search & seize certain fireworks

Give police powers to stop, search & seize certain fireworks

The Bill would give police more powers to stop and search people and seize CAT F2 and F3 fireworks. If a police constable had reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person has committed or is committing an offence, the constable may— (a) search that person without warrant, and detain the person for such time as is reasonably required to permit the search to be carried out, (b) stop and search a vehicle (and anything on or in it) without warrant, (c) seize and retain any item found in the course of a search which may be relevant to the suspected offence. If you agree with this proposal, rate it up (👍), if you disagree, rate it down (👎). Please tell us why you agree or disagree using the comment boxes below. Image Credit: Douglas Sinclair, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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It's over reach - it's already illegal to bring flares into a stadium but they do, so let's make it double illegal, - the police don't have time

the amount of kids hanging around parks at 2 -3 in the morning setting fireworks off is again out of control. If the police can stop that, then all the better.

"If a police constable had reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person has committed or is committing an offence, the constable may" Isn't that already how it works regardless of fireworks being involved? Seems like a very wide open clause that won't affect fireworks use at all.

it seems entirely sensible; if you have a law, it has to be enforced.

Police have too much to do already

It amounts to a blatent stop and search power and we have seen how badly that worked out

It will allow police to react where they fireworks are being used dangerously.

In the last year it appears that industrial strength fireworks are in the hands of the public. The more power to stop these being circulated would be welcome

They should be illegal as far too dangerous

For safety reasons

Public safety paramount

Fireworks cause so much distress to people, animals etc.

Where does this end? The police have enough, more important, things too do.

Again, fireworks in the wrong hands could be deadly

Fireworks are weapons and should not be in the hands of the public

People who have nothing to hide shouldn’t worry and for those who say the police have enough to do obviously don’t think fireworks being launched at people and through letterboxes a serious crime🤔

fireworks are dangerous and used irresponsibly by many. Giving police more power to seize explosives can only be positive.

The police can already have this power under existing laws. Putting it here like this is just for effect.

No need for new laws the police just need to enforce the existing ones which seem more than adequate.

Current laws are sufficient and just require enforcement

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