'Do not do this!': Police in Yorkshire issue urgent warning to stop using sky lanterns

Police in Yorkshire have issued an urgent warning to avoid using sky lanterns.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:57 pm

South Yorkshire Police used social media to warn the public of the dangers of using the lanterns as tributes or in support of amazing carers.

The force posted: "We've heard that people are being asked to buy sky lanterns and set them off, in support of our amazing carers.

"PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS!

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"These lanterns could cause a significant fire.

"A better, safer way to show your support is to stay at home!

"#StayHomeSaveLives"

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