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Report fireworks being bought or sold illegally

Thank you.

It's against the law to:

  • sell ‘Adult’ fireworks to under-18s
  • buy ‘Adult’ fireworks aged under 18

Selling or using fireworks illegally carries a fine of up to £5,000 and imprisonment for up to 6 months. There could also be an on-the-spot fine of £90. ‘Adult’ fireworks includes sparklers.

To make a complaint about illegal sales activity, please contact your local Trading Standards office.

For more information, please see our advice regarding using fireworks safely and legally