A teenager is due in court after an incident involving a firework in Selby.
The 17-year-old boy from the Selby area is charged with:
- throwing a firework in a public place
- using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause harassment, alarm and distress.
He is due to appear at Harrogate Youth Court on Friday 24 November.
The charges relate to an incident near the Sainsbury’s store on Abbey Walk, Selby, at around 9pm on Friday 6 October.
It was dealt with by the Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Inspector Martin Wedgwood said: “While we cannot comment about this particular case for legal reasons, it is important to highlight the dangers of using fireworks in a public place and the distress and fear they can cause to both residents and animals.
“If you want to experience fireworks, please make arrangements to do so in safety at an organised display.
“Our Neighbourhood Policing Team will be actively patrolling the area during Halloween and in the run-up to Mischief Night and Bonfire Night.
“We will not hesitate to take action against such dangerous behaviour.”