Woman in court over fireworks

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When police searched a house in Banbridge they found four banger-type fireworks in a bedroom drawer, the local court heard last Thursday.

Diane Farrell (35), whose address was given as Drumreagh Park, Rostrevor, was fined £200 for possession of fireworks without a licence on February 19 this year.

She was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that a search was carried out at a Banbridge address where the defendant was present.

Four ‘bangers’ were located in a bedroom drawer and she said she must have had them from the previous October.

A solicitor representing Farrell said she had confiscated the bangers from her son and put them in the drawer intending to dispose of them but she forgot about them.