CONSUMERS should not buy cheap fireworks at the last minute from unlicensed outlets or via social media, councils and emergency services have warned.
The Local Government Association and fire authorities have cautioned that buying fireworks from car boot sales, vehicles or private houses today could pose a risk to life and property.
The LGA is also encouraging people and businesses to store fireworks securely to avoid injury.
The warning follows recent large-scale seizures of fireworks and incidents in which the explosives have been let off accidentally.
Simon Blackburn, of the LGA, said: “Fireworks are explosives and can be extremely dangerous.”
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