Charge after firework incident.
A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with a public order offence after a lit firework was allegedly pushed through the letterbox of a house in Birtley. On Tuesday, November 3, a lit firework was alleged to have been pushed through the letterbox of a property in Ravensworth Road.
The firework exploded in the hallway of the property and damaged the carpet and furniture inside the house. The firework was extinguished by the occupants before it could catch fire. No one was injured in the incident.
Enquiries were carried out and on November 12, and a 13-year-old boy from the local area was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
He has been released on bail and will appear in court next month.