Police investigate fireworks explosions

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 

AN investigation has been launched after property was damaged by a homemade fireworks.

An Isle of Wight police spokeswoman said today (Wednesday) they were investigating a series of loud bangs in the Sandown area that occurred over the weekend.

They appealed for the public to get in touch if they find any suspicious devices.

"The first incident was reported at 7.30pm on Friday, January 4, and then later that night a concerned member of the public called the police at 12.30am after hearing a very loud noise in Yaverland, while the third explosion was reported at 2.30am in the vicinity of Perowne Way.

"There was some minor damage to property and police are urging members of the public that if they come across any homemade fireworks, not to touch them but to contact the police straight away as these items are dangerous," said the spokeswoman.

Anyone with information can contact Newport police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.

From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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