We’ve recently had incidents in the town centre involving misuse of butane gas, by people who have then become a danger to themselves and others – in one awful case assaulting a police officer.
The gas has been purchased in Blackburn town centre. Please can retailers be vigilant in regards to potential customers entering and attempting to buy butane gas cannisters.
Please note retailers could face police action if they sell gas to people which they have reason to believe are using them to misuse or ‘get high’.
This might include an individual repeatedly buying items and the amounts go beyond that which would be reasonably needed for household tasks or e.g. refilling lighters.