Yobs blew up letter box at home of Lymington couple in their 90s

YOBS used a firework to blow up the front door letterbox of a couple in their 90s.

The elderly pair heard a loud bang outside their home in Redwood Close, Lymington, before discovering the box in pieces on the front step.

Police say the incident could have had “serious consequences” if a curtain hanging behind the door had caught fire rather than simply being singed by the firework.

The incident happened on Halloween night, yet the couple said they had not been visited by Trick or Treaters that evening.

But officers are hopeful there are witnesses.

PC Gary Saunders said: “Although we would like everyone to enjoy Halloween and bonfire night, it is important that people are aware of the dangers of firework misuse.”

Anyone with information about the incident, at 7.30pm, should contact Lymington police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:18pm Fri 2 Nov 12

gristle says...

This couple are lucky to get a response from the police. Judging by my recent experiences with Hampshire police, when reporting a crime, age and circumstances don't count. Call centre staff filter calls, and treat every call as being inconsequential. At the very best, they might issue a meaningless crime number - and then wish you 'a nice day'.
This couple are lucky to get a response from the police. Judging by my recent experiences with Hampshire police, when reporting a crime, age and circumstances don't count. Call centre staff filter calls, and treat every call as being inconsequential. At the very best, they might issue a meaningless crime number - and then wish you 'a nice day'. gristle
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7:57am Sat 3 Nov 12

Linesman says...

If caught, they should be charged with attempted murder.
If caught, they should be charged with attempted murder. Linesman
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4:21pm Sat 3 Nov 12

IronLady2010 says...

Linesman wrote:
If caught, they should be charged with attempted murder.
I have to agree with you on this. They are very lucky the house didn't go up in flames.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: If caught, they should be charged with attempted murder.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with you on this. They are very lucky the house didn't go up in flames. IronLady2010
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7:25pm Sat 3 Nov 12

bigal007 says...

makes me sick the low lifes
makes me sick the low lifes bigal007
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