Police investigation after firework thrown at man from car window in Sunderland

Police have launched an investigation after a firework was thrown at a man from a car window.

Friday, 17th August 2018, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 17th August 2018, 4:45 pm
Police are appealing for an information after a drive-by incident.

The drive-by incident took place on Ryhope Road in Sunderland in the early hours of Sunday, July 22, when a 30-year-old man was approached from behind by a moving vehicle.

A passenger in the car is believed to have then thrown an unknown item – thought to be some kind of banger - out of the window which landed at the man’s feet before exploding.

The man was left shaken but uninjured.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Officers are now keen to hear from anybody who knows anything about the incident.

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 115 220718.