Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed the launch of a new billboard at Free Derry Wall this week by Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) highlighting the dangers of fireworks.
Councillor Campbell said
“This billboard graphically shows the dangers of fireworks and the serious life changing injuries that they can cause.
A lot of positive work has been done in Derry over the last number of years to deal with the issue of selling illegal fireworks. And the availability of these dangerous items has been reduced. But sadly there are those out there who have no regard for the local community and continue to be involved in this illegal trade.
I call on those who are engaged in this type of activity to stop and reflect on how their actions can cause serious injuries and harm. And urge anyone who has information to bring it forward to the police and those selling the fireworks need to be brought before the courts.