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Significant damage caused to Newry property after window broken and fireworks thrown inside

Police have appealed for information after significant damage was caused to property in Newry when a window was broken and fireworks were thrown inside
Marie Louise McConville

SIGNIFICANT damage has been caused to a property in Newry after a window was broken and fireworks thrown inside.

Police said the property in the Clanrye Avenue area was targeted just after 9.30pm on Tuesday.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police attended, along with colleagues in the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service who extinguished a fire.

"Significant damage was caused to the property and one person was taken to hospital as a precaution.

"Unfortunately, at this time of year we begin to see an increase in incidents involving fireworks. The misuse of fireworks, which are essentially made up of explosive materials, is an extremely reckless act, which can result in serious harm and life-changing injuries."

He added: "It is illegal to possess, sell, handle or use fireworks if you do not have a licence and, if detected, you can be fined up to £5,000 for breaking the law.

“I would appeal to anyone who has information or who witnessed this incident and has yet to come forward, to contact police on 101."

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