Fireworks Posted Through House Letterbox

Appeal after lit firework pushed through letterbox.

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for information after a lit firework was pushed through the letterbox of a house in Dunstable.

On 31 October, at around 9.30pm, six individuals approached the property in Crabtree Way, from the direction of Grove Park.

One of the group lit a firework and pushed it through the letterbox of the property. The firework burnt the carpet in the hallway, and the amount of smoke it created in the small space set off the fire alarm.

The victim was able to get out of the property and call the police.

Police are now keen to speak to anyone who saw a group of six boys, aged approximately between 15 and 18, all wearing dark clothes, in the area.

PC Tony Frezza, who is investigating, said: “Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of this incident, but we’re keen to trace the people responsible to speak to them about their reckless behaviour and find out what caused them to target the house. Our investigation is ongoing, but we’re now keen to speak to any members of the public who may have been in the area at the time. Your information could prove vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 40/63103/19. Alternatively, report information via the force’s website at

You can also report information anonymously through independent charity  Crimestoppers website or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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