More police out for bonfire night in Surrey

Police are carrying out extra patrols in Surrey, especially in parks and public areas, to tackle anti-social behaviour over bonfire celebrations.

Supt Sharon Bush said the high visibility patrols would be out over the coming days and at the weekend.

Under 18s caught carrying fireworks would have them confiscated and anyone setting off fireworks in public places or throwing them could be prosecuted.

It follows a similar campaign against anti-social behaviour over Halloween.

A police spokesman said fewer incidents had been reported to police this year than over previous Halloween nights.

Surrey Trading Standards officers have also been carrying out test purchases in shops and so far found no sales being made to under 21s.

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