A man has been given a penalty notice and a car has been seized after a number of reports of fireworks being thrown in the streets of Leyland.
In the last several days, police have received numerous reports from members of the public about a car being driven around the Leyland area where the occupants were throwing fireworks from the vehicle.
On Saturday, October 13, a further report was received that the car was seen with fireworks being thrown from it.
The incident caused another driver to swerve onto the footpath.
After an initial area search the vehicle was seen by officers on Westgate, Leyland and was pulled over. A 29-year-old man from Preston, who was a passenger in the car, admitted throwing bangers from the vehicle and was also found with three unspent bangers in his possession.
He was issued with an £80 penalty notice for disorder for an offence of throwing fireworks in a public place.
The driver of the vehicle was already subject of a section 59 warning for using another vehicle in an anti-social manner in January this year. This second warning subsequently led to an on the spot seizure of his vehicle.
Sgt McNally, from Leyland police, said: “This goes to show that positive action is being taken to stop this type of public nuisance and I hope it will set an early example with the bonfire period quickly approaching.
“Throwing fireworks in the street presents a real danger to members of public as well as the individual and will be dealt with firmly.”