7 July, 2021
Cracker of a case ends in fireworks
A MACKAY man has pleaded guilty to possessing fireworks at a party at the corner of Bucasia Dump Road and Hennesy Street in February this year.
A police prosecutor told the Mackay
Magistrates Court that fireworks placed in a
cross pattern on the road bay on the edge of
a grass field, ready to be ignited.
The Court was told that police found furniture removalist Phillip Nicholas Pryce’s fingerprints on a one-time fusion single shot, one-time fusion 25-shot, one-time fu- sion 20-shot, a one-time fusion good times 9-short and one hellfire, eight-shot launcher.
Magistrate Bronwyn Hartigan accepted that Pryce, 24, had left a party before the fireworks were ignited.
She asked if the fire- works were out of town as with the potential for any danger, “it looks like it’s pretty was low as there is a big difference between this and in your back yard”.
Magistrate Hartigan said that by refence to the police photograph, it didn’t look like a populated area where these fireworks were ultimately set off.
Defence Council said that the fireworks were set near the dump and a swamp-type area.
Magistrate Hartigan placed Pryce on a good behaviour bond with $300 attached to it for three months, which is paid if the bond is breached.