Bonfire night arson attack in Sunderland

10 Nov 2017 15:00 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack with a firework on Bonfire Night.

It happened at an address in Thompson Road at 8.20pm on Sunday, November 5. A brick was thrown through the living room window causing it to shatter and a rocket firework was fired into the room causing smoke damage to the premises. Fortunately no one was injured and the firework was quickly extinguished. 

Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Ridley Street and Thompson Road in Southwick at between 8.20pm and 8.45pm and who may have any information about the incident to contact police.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1273 of 05/11/17.