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Firework Thrown Through Letterbox In Bury

An investigation has been launched after a firework was set alight and pushed through the letterbox of a house in Bury

Shortly before 2am on Saturday 30 December last year, police were called to Spring Street.

A couple had been sleeping when they were awoken by a loud noise downstairs.

Searching the house, they found a lit firework had been pushed through their letterbox.

It went off in the house, but thankfully did not cause any damage to their home.

A similar incident happened on Tuesday 31 October when again, the couple were awoken and discovered that a firework had been posted through their door.

Detective Constable Danny Whitaker of GMP’s Bury borough, said: “Whoever put the firework through this couples’ letterbox needs to be held to account for their actions.

“Fireworks can be incredibly dangerous in the wrong hands and it’s not difficult to imagine the destruction that could have been caused if the firework set alight in their home.

“We are treating this arson very seriously and are following a number of lines of enquiry, but we still need your help.

“If you were in the area between 1.30am and 2am and heard a disturbance, or saw someone acting suspiciously, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 186 of 30/12/17. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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