Lit firework put through Pontefract pensioner’s letterbox on Mischief Night

Police are investigating a Mischief Night arson attack after a lit firework was put through the letterbox at an elderly man’s home in Pontefract.

Wednesday, 5th November 2014, 2:12 pm
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A neighbour saw a group of youths running away from the address on Eastfield Drive following the attack just after 5.30pm on Tuesday night.

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Police said household furnishings were damaged in the incident.

Sgt Lee Carlson of Pontefract police, said: “Mischievous Night is traditionally a busy time for policing as unfortunately some groups see the night as an excuse to commit low level anti social behaviour and crime. In this particular instance, the placing of a firework through someone’s letterbox goes beyond what is normally reported to us. We have recorded a crime for arson, which is being actively investigated.”

Call police on 101 with information.