'Lucky' escape in 'reckless' firework incident

PUBLISHED: 14:07 30 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:40 02 February 2015

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POLICE are appealing for public help after a large firework was set off in a quiet Weston street in the middle of the night.

People living in St Georges were woken by a loud bang at about 4am this morning (Friday).

Officers were called just before 8am after a resident of The Brambles found the remains of a big display-type firework outside his home.

The rocket has scorched the brickwork, but has caused no serious damage.

PC David Lovell said: “We’re keen to find out who is responsible for this reckless behaviour.

“Whoever they are, they are very lucky that no one has been hurt and nothing was damaged.

“The law says you must not set off fireworks in the street, and they can’t be let off between 11pm and 7am except on special occasions like Bonfire Night.”

The homeowner and investigating officers do not believe the property was deliberately targeted, but families living in the street are concerned at the potential for damage or injury.

Anyone with any information about the incident can contact police online through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 130 of January 30.

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