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Man charged over Salford Remembrance Sunday firework disruption – BBC News, BBC News


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Image caption                                    A man was arrested by police after fireworks were set off during the two-minute silence                             

A man has been charged after fireworks disrupted the two-minute silence at a Remembrance Sunday

Fireworks exploded above the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford, as hundreds of people stood in silence at 11: (GMT and listened to the Last Post.

) They were set off from a window ledge of a nearby disused pub, angering some people paying tribute at the service.

Stuart Potts, 38 , is due at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court accused of firing fireworks in a public place.

Mr Potts, of Borough Road , Salford is also charged with a public order offence.


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Media captionAngry veterans shouted, “Get him out!” before officers took a man away in a police car

Greater Manchester Police said it was called to a disturbance at a pub in Church Street just after 11 : 05.

Angry veterans had tried to break down the pub door and climb up to the window when the fireworks were let off.

No injuries were reported.


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