Woman injured as exploding firework is thrown into her car

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A WOMAN was injured when a lit firework was thrown into her car.

The 35-year-old suffered shock alongside other injuries after the exploding firework was lobbed into her stationary car in Sea Road.

A man in a dark coloured Audi car is said to have committed the act before the offending vehicle drove off.

The incident happened at about 3.40pm on October 15, and followed an incident in the same area slightly earlier.

At 3.20pm a woman saw two fireworks being thrown from a black Audi car, one at the junction of Fulwell Road and Roker Avenue and the second at the junction of Fulwell Road and Roker Baths Road.

Both were thrown onto the road near to passing cars but no damage has been reported.

The second incident happened on Sea Road a short time later at 3.40pm, when a woman driver was sitting in her stationary car.

Sergeant Graeme Ward said: “Throwing fireworks is extremely dangerous and can have serious consequences and we won’t tolerate this dangerous anti-social behaviour. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact officers.”

Police have been making enquiries and a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with these incidents.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 712 of 15/10/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.