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Police halt fireworks display held in street

Officers said they were called to reports of anti-social behaviour

10 November, 2017 — By Tom Foot

A STREET fireworks display was shut down on Bonfire Night, forcing revellers to stage it in a nearby garden instead.

More than 100 people were in Leverton Street, at the junction with Ascham Street, in Kentish Town on Sunday night. Police said officers attended after “nuisance calls” about anti-social behaviour. The display was moved into a neighbour’s back garden, with the crowd watching from the street.

Paul Robinson, a 55-year-old blogger who lives in Leverton Street, said: “It’s been going on for at least 10 years. This is the first time it has been stopped. “Someone called up the police. They sent two bully vans round – for a community event. I think they thought someone was going to kick off.”

A Met policespokesman said: “We received nuisance calls about anti-social behaviour. Officers attended and gave words of advice – and that was all that was needed. There were no arrests.”

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