Cyprus: Two brothers arrested in Limassol for explosives, cannabis

Police in Limassol have taken into custody two brothers after finding firecrackers and improvised explosive devices in a house in Ypsonas. The two, aged 24 and 29, were arrested late on Monday afternoon after police conducted a search of their Read More …

UK: Riot police attacked by ‘hostile’ crowd in Auchinleck

Riot police officers came under attack from a “hostile” crowd during large-scale disorder in an East Ayrshire village. One officer had to be taken to hospital for treatment after being hit by a firework as trouble flared in Auchinleck on Read More …

Washington: 16-year-old boy tells therapist he made three homemade bombs, threatens to use them at Cheney Public Schools

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after creating three homemade bombs and threatening to use them at the WIN Academy in Cheney. The boy told an INBH therapist that one of the bombs he made was at his girlfriends house, Read More …

UK: Night violence in Niddrie and Glasgow was organised, say police

Eight police officers have been injured in what police described as organised Bonfire Night clashes in Scotland. The most serious disorder took place in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh, where a group of 50 youths threw fireworks and petrol bombs Read More …

Florida: Man hid firework mortars with shrapnel attached inside Eustis home before assaulting woman

Lake County deputies said a man who fled after assaulting a woman in Eustis on Sunday hid improvised explosive devices inside the home before he left. The sheriff’s Office said David Flores, 37, was taken into custody early Wednesday in Read More …

Northern Ireland: Two police officers injured in fireworks incident in Enniskillen

A police officer suffered concussion and another was treated in hospital after a firework was aimed in their direction in Enniskillen on Thursday. It happened as officers responded to a report about young people throwing fireworks at Hollyhill Link Road. Read More …

France bans sale of fireworks for upcoming Bastille Day celebrations after riots

Fireworks were among the weapons of choice during the unrest that exploded in France after a police officer shot dead a 17-year-old during a traffic stop on June 27 in Paris, rekindling long pent-up frustrations and accusations of systemic racism Read More …