Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

Appeal For Information – Fireworks Set Off And Put Through A Letter Box In Rhymney

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a report of fireworks set off and put through a letter box at a property on Lady Tyler Terrace, Rhymney at approximately 9.55pm last night (Tuesday 18th October 2015). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A 39 year old woman inside the property sustained stomach injuries and was conveyed to the Prince Charles Hospital where she is currently receiving treatment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At this time, police are keeping an open mind as to whether this was a reckless prank or an attempted arson. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and may have witnessed something that could assist inquiries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If this is you, please get in touch on 101 quoting log: 546 18/10/16 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhymney Inspector, Ian Muirhead says: “I’m urging people to think about the dangers of using fireworks in an irresponsible manner. These sorts of crimes are reckless and what some people think may be a bit of fun can lead to lives being put at risk with devastating consequences for the people living within the home. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“When any fire starts it can spread rapidly which can engulf a house and entrap the occupants in a few minutes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I want to emphasise that Incidents like these can carry a prison sentence on conviction. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Officers are currently investigating but if you have any information regarding this incident, please contact us on 101 immediately.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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