A man who was charged with a public order offence and for firing fireworks in to a public place has been sentenced to 16 weeks.
The incident happened yesterday at 11am, near the Eccles cenotaph.
Stuart Potts, from Salford, was squatting in a nearby pub when fireworks were set off during the remembrance service.
The incident drew widespread condemnation from social media, including the youth Mayor of Salford.
The actions of this individual was stupid, disrespectful and shameful. He had no regard for the safety of those bellow him and no respect for the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice so he can be a free man. Absolutely disrespectful. https://t.co/a36ExuZANX
— Mitchell Mullin Youth Mayor of Salford (@MullinMitchell) November 11, 2019
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly after 11.05am yesterday (Sunday 10 November 2019), police were called to reports of a disturbance at a pub on Church Street in Eccles.
“Stuart Potts (10/7/81) of Borough Road, Salford has been charged with a public order offence and for firing fireworks in to a public place.
“He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today (Monday 11 November 2019)”.