Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003 for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework) attract penalty notices for disorder, as does the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the penalty notice for disorder scheme since it was introduced nationally during 2004. The offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 were brought into the scheme with effect from
The numbers of penalty notices issued for these offences in the Suffolk police force area during 2004, alongside provisional data from January to September 2005, are provided in the following table.
|Police force||Throwing fireworks||Breach of fireworks curfew||Possession of a category 4 firework||Possession by under 18 of adult firework|
RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform