York & North Yorkshire

York firework attack: Two men arrested

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a firework was set off, causing a large explosion at a house in York.

North Yorkshire Police said the firework was thrown through a bedroom window on Wednesday night.

The county's fire and rescue service were called out to a fire at the house on Byland Avenue.

The occupants were not injured but were taken to York District Hospital as a precaution.

Police discovered a large quantity of display fireworks at a property in the city following the arrest of the two men, aged 27 and 30, both from York.

Detectives investigating the attack have appealed for more information.

Det Ch Insp Heather Pearson, of York CID, said: "We cannot stress enough how dangerous this incident was.

"Misuse of fireworks can be deadly, not only to innocent members of the public but also to the offender.

"North Yorkshire Police will have extra patrols on duty over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period and warn that reckless and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated."

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