Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service found some of the fireworks
in a garage stored alongside propane cylinders, petrol and live electrical wires.
Only people aged 18 and above can legally buy anything above a "category 1" firework
- that's more or less anything more explosive than a party popper.
Hassan Tahir, a citizen said that despite the ban traders were selling fireworks
Sunday 8 November Gateshead Rugby Club Firework
Display, Low Fell, Gateshead Time: Gates open at 5pm and display starts at 6.
Blaenau Ffestiniog: Firework
Night at Cae Pipes, November 5.
Plan your firework
display to make it safe and enjoyable.
One of the reasons fireworks
injuries continue to occur is because people just don't consider how dangerous these devices can be.
Every year thousands of people enjoy fireworks
responsibly, but unfortunately this is not always the case.
A police spokesman said the raid came after trading standards officers made a test purchase of fireworks
being sold from the back of a van in the Dolgellau area.
To make sure your Independence Day celebration is a blast, expert pyro technicians are already busy planning dazzling fireworks
displays that incorporate the latest colors and shimmery designs.
Now they are clamping down in the run-up to November 5, to ensure fireworks
are not used in anti-social behaviour.
a national curfew banning the use of fireworks
during anti-social hours; a noise limit of 120 decibels on shop-sold fireworks
; a compulsory training course for operators of public firework
displays; a new licensing system to ensure councils have the power to refuse licences to unscrupulous shopkeepers.