Burngreave Messenger

Issue 27 December 2002

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Fireworks no joke say New Deal police
by Andrew Green

An explosion blew out the window of the New Deal police office and embedded shrapnel in the walls inside at the beginning of November. ‘If anyone had been inside, they would have been killed,’ squad leader Adrian Fox told the Messenger.

High explosive fireworks let off dangerously have been a serious problem this year, and the police are supporting local MP and Home Secretary David Blunket’s move to ban the public sale of such fireworks.

After our front page story last month, we would like to make it clear that the New Deal police team don’t just work from 9 to 5. ‘We have been working up to 60 hours a week,’ they said. ‘But we can’t be out on the streets and in the office at the same time.’